Emily Ashcraft

Utah man who fired at police pleads guilty to disarming an officer

Utah man who fired at police pleads guilty to disarming an officer

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 3:33 p.m.

A Utah man who grabbed an officer's firearm and fired it toward a second officer in 2020 has pleaded guilty to disarming a police officer as part of a plea deal.
Kouri Richins gets new attorneys, proclaims innocence in recordings sent to national media

Kouri Richins gets new attorneys, proclaims innocence in recordings sent to national media

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 3:38 p.m.

New attorneys were assigned Friday to represent Kouri Richins, after she sent audio files to national media proclaiming her innocence and saying she is ready to fight.
Man arrested at Hurricane hotel with 2 young runaways, police say

Man arrested at Hurricane hotel with 2 young runaways, police say

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 12:26 p.m.

A man was arrested after police say he picked up a 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl and brought them to a hotel in Hurricane, Washington County, on Thursday.
Road reopens after Salt Lake fire department responds to gas leaks

Road reopens after Salt Lake fire department responds to gas leaks

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 23 - 6:09 p.m.

Salt Lake City Fire Department notified residents Thursday about gas leaks impacting roads and access to Highland High School, which led to a closure of Sugar House Park.
Officials identify man killed in jet ski crash at East Canyon State Park

Officials identify man killed in jet ski crash at East Canyon State Park

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 23 - 2:08 p.m.

One man is dead after a jet ski crash in Morgan County. Utah's Department of Natural Resources urge safety over Memorial Day weekend after identifying the 30-year-old man.
Primary Children's donates life jackets for loaner stations around Utah

Primary Children's donates life jackets for loaner stations around Utah

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 22 - 7:35 p.m.

Primary Children's Hospital has donated 900 life jackets to loaner stations located a reservoirs and lakes throughout Utah. Life jackets and supervision help keep children safe in the water.
Springville father pleads guilty to attempting to murder his son during mental health crisis

Springville father pleads guilty to attempting to murder his son during mental health crisis

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 22 - 9:34 a.m.

A Springville father pleaded guilty to attempted murder after admitting to planning to kill his family and then himself. He accepted a plea deal that includes prosecutors recommending probation.
Latter-day Saint missionary husband follows wife in death, days after tragic accident

Latter-day Saint missionary husband follows wife in death, days after tragic accident

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 10:46 a.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday that Elder Paul Hardin has died days after his wife, Sister Mary Hardin, following a traffic accident in California.
Man ordered to stand trial for murder in deaths of 2 Eagle Mountain toddlers playing in a corral

Man ordered to stand trial for murder in deaths of 2 Eagle Mountain toddlers playing in a corral

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 5:44 p.m.

Kent Cody Barlow was ordered to stand trial for two counts of murder on Monday after a judge said he caused a crash that led to the deaths of two Eagle Mountain toddlers.
Have You Seen This? Scottish girl goes viral for realistic lion noise

Have You Seen This? Scottish girl goes viral for realistic lion noise

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 3:33 p.m.

You will be surprised at how accurate this young girl's lion roar sounds.
Kouri Richins' attorney asks the court to take Summit County prosecutors off her case

Kouri Richins' attorney asks the court to take Summit County prosecutors off her case

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 10:28 p.m.

Kouri Richins' attorney said prosecutors have been listening to privileged calls and restricting Richins' ability to communicate with her attorneys.
Utah has more people who adhere to a specific religion than any other state

Utah has more people who adhere to a specific religion than any other state

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 9:03 p.m.

A report released on Friday shows that Utah has more religious adherents by percentage than any other state, by far.
Man found guilty of causing fatal crash that killed West Jordan toymaker

Man found guilty of causing fatal crash that killed West Jordan toymaker

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 3:26 p.m.

A 73-year-old man was found guilty on Friday of causing a fatal crash while driving under the influence. The man who was killed was delivering toy cars to Salt Lake County hospitals.
Judge says error on indictment for JJ's murder not grounds for acquittal of murder charge

Judge says error on indictment for JJ's murder not grounds for acquittal of murder charge

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 6:28 p.m.

Judge Steven Boyce on Thursday heard arguments about a critical error in the indictment for JJ Vallow's murder but ultimately denied a defense motion to acquit Chad Daybell on that charge.
Man pleads guilty to killing Dylan Rounds; mom says he was 'mad' about where Rounds parked

Man pleads guilty to killing Dylan Rounds; mom says he was 'mad' about where Rounds parked

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 10:44 p.m.

James Brenner pleaded guilty to the murder of Dylan Rounds in a plea deal that changes the aggravated murder charge to murder in exchange for him helping officers find the body.
Preliminary hearing for Kouri Richins delayed after attorney says she will object to all exhibits

Preliminary hearing for Kouri Richins delayed after attorney says she will object to all exhibits

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 12:11 p.m.

The preliminary hearing for Kouri Richins was delayed Wednesday after Richins' attorney announced her intentions to object to all 18 exhibits brought by prosecutors.
Doctor: Tammy Daybell's bruises were inflicted just before or after death, possibly by 2 people

Doctor: Tammy Daybell's bruises were inflicted just before or after death, possibly by 2 people

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 14 - 4:36 p.m.

Prosecutors presented testimony about Tammy Daybell's autopsy and the locations of Alex Cox's phone on the days JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan disappeared.
Kamas woman charged with murdering husband is found guilty of assaulting sister-in-law

Kamas woman charged with murdering husband is found guilty of assaulting sister-in-law

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 13 - 7:36 p.m.

A woman charged with murdering her husband was found guilty on Monday of assaulting her sister-in-law shortly after her husband's death after not following through with conditions of a no-contest plea in abeyance.
Tylee's best friend, investigators who examined her remains testify in Chad Daybell murder trial

Tylee's best friend, investigators who examined her remains testify in Chad Daybell murder trial

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 13 - 3:54 p.m.

Jurors in the Chad Daybell murder trial heard testimony Monday from victim Tylee Ryan's best friend and from investigators who testified about marks found on Tylee's bones.
Chad Daybell said dead wife appeared to him, told him to move on, sister-in-law testifies

Chad Daybell said dead wife appeared to him, told him to move on, sister-in-law testifies

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 3:56 p.m.

Jurors heard testimony from Tammy Daybell's relatives and the deputy coroner during Chad Daybell's trial on Friday.
Judge rules against bail for man charged with intentionally hitting 9 women with car

Judge rules against bail for man charged with intentionally hitting 9 women with car

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 9 - 9:17 p.m.

A 3rd District judge denied bail Thursday to Anh Pham, a man charged with multiple counts of attempted murder after prosecutors say he hit multiple women with his car.
Police found missing children's debit card, iPad with Daybells in Hawaii, sergeant says

Police found missing children's debit card, iPad with Daybells in Hawaii, sergeant says

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 9 - 4:10 p.m.

Chad Daybell's murder trial continues Thursday in Boise. He is charged with killing his wife and Lori Daybell's two children, JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan.
Doctor shows emotional jurors photos of children's autopsies in Chad Daybell murder trial

Doctor shows emotional jurors photos of children's autopsies in Chad Daybell murder trial

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 8 - 3:54 p.m.

Chad Daybell's murder trial continued Wednesday in Boise with more testimony from the doctor who performed autopsies on JJ and Tylee's bodies.
Widow describes fringe religious teachings from Chad and Lori Daybell surrounding 3 deaths

Widow describes fringe religious teachings from Chad and Lori Daybell surrounding 3 deaths

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 7 - 4:27 p.m.

Seventeen jurors in Chad Daybell's murder trial are hearing more from prosecution witnesses, including Zulema Pastenes the wife of Alex Cox, on Tuesday, the 18th day of testimony.
Lori Daybell's niece testifies about zombies, castings at Chad Daybell's murder trial

Lori Daybell's niece testifies about zombies, castings at Chad Daybell's murder trial

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 6 - 4:16 p.m.

Jurors heard testimony on Monday from Melani Pawlowski and her husband, Ian Pawlowski, about the influence Chad Daybell had over their small religious group.