Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
(Salt Lake City, KSL News) -- An accused murderer made her first appearance in court yesterday.
Lawyers for Sally Krivanek say she is hoping to go free on bail.
Krivanek is accused of killing Kellie Nelson and then burning her body on a pile of rubbish off I-80.
A clear motive for the crime has not yet been established, but Krivanek has undergone a routine mental health evaluation.
Prosecutors have indicated the evidence is piling up, but defense attorneys say their client will be out of jail soon.
"She maintains her innocence. She wants to get back to her two children as soon as she can," says Michael Peterson, Krivanek's defense attorney.
There are still some unanswered questions in the case, such as whether Krivanek acted alone or had an accomplice.