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Kearns man formally charged in murder of ex-wife's boyfriend

Posted - Mar. 12, 2010 at 11:31 a.m.



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KEARNS -- Formal charges are now filed against a man accused of shooting and killing the boyfriend of his ex-wife.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Joshua James Montoya, 26, could face a sentence of life in prison if he is convicted of first-degree felony murder.

Prosecutors say last Friday he shot Amos Pacheco, 26, outside the Kearns home of his ex-wife after arguing with him.

Montoya is also charged with obstructing justice for allegedly hiding the murder weapon after the crime.

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