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Crime Specialist Karen Scullin reporting A 34 year old man who allegedly killed his wife and daughter is now facing capital murder charges.
Charges were filed against Brian Sullivan late this morning.
The bodies of Brian Sullivan's wife and four year old daughter were found inside their home last Friday in West Valley City.
When they were found, LaRae Sullivan and her little girl had been dead for at least two days.
Charging documents reveal the bodies were found in the same bed, they had been cleaned and were covered with blankets.
They died from multiple stab wounds to the chest area. Some details of the crime are being kept quiet because they come from Sullivan's confession he made to various people, and prosecutors don't want to hurt such an important case.
"Kent Morgan/Deputy District Attorney: THE ULTIMATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS WHEN SOMEONE TAKES SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE, AND IT'S CERTAINLY TRAGIC WHEN A WIFE'S LIFE IS TAKEN AND THESE SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT I THINK THE VERY TRAGIC PART OF THIS CASE IS THAT A LITTLE TODDLER DIED AS WELL BY THE HANDS OF ANOTHER PERSON AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT A VERY AWFUL HORRIBLE CASE"
Prosecutors filed capital murder charges instead of simple murder because there were *two* victims, and because one of them was a toddler.
At this point prosecutors will most likely seek the death penalty in this case.
Right now, Sullivan does not get a bail option because it is a capital offense. He remains in the Salt lake County Jail.