Emily Ashcraft

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.
Semi driver fled, then turned around and hit, killed Santaquin officer, police say

Semi driver fled, then turned around and hit, killed Santaquin officer, police say

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 5 - 4:49 p.m.

Police arrested the driver of a semitruck Sunday after they say he hit and killed a Santaquin police officer trying the pull him over. The man was arrested following a large manhunt.
'It is a glorious time to be a woman,' Relief Society general president says

'It is a glorious time to be a woman,' Relief Society general president says

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 3 - 4:01 p.m.

Relief Society President Camille N. Johnson spoke about motherhood and letting God prevail in a message she said was for all women in the church Friday during BYU's Women's Conference.
Charm, shovel, pick from Chad Daybell's property shown to jurors

Charm, shovel, pick from Chad Daybell's property shown to jurors

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 3 - 2:52 p.m.

A detective and an FBI agent testified Friday about searching for Lori Daybell's two missing children, including searches at Chad Daybell's backyard where their bodies were found.
JJ Vallow's grandma, Chad Daybell's mother and sister-in-law all testify in murder trial Thursday

JJ Vallow's grandma, Chad Daybell's mother and sister-in-law all testify in murder trial Thursday

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 2 - 1:56 p.m.

Jurors in the Chad Daybell murder trial heard testimony on Thursday from JJ Vallow's grandmother, Kay Woodcock. Daybell is accused of murdering his wife and his new wife's two children.
Jury finds Salt Lake pastor not guilty in rape case

Jury finds Salt Lake pastor not guilty in rape case

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 2 - 7:39 a.m.

A pastor charged with nine first-degree felonies and accused of raping a teenager in his congregation multiple times was acquitted after a four-day jury trial.
'She didn't like me': Friends testify about Chad Daybell's comments about missing girl

'She didn't like me': Friends testify about Chad Daybell's comments about missing girl

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 1 - 4:18 p.m.

The man who performed the autopsy on Tammy Daybell showed jurors photos of the procedure and spoke about what he saw that made him conclude she died by homicide.
Key testimony so far from witnesses in Chad Daybell trial

Key testimony so far from witnesses in Chad Daybell trial

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 30 - 5:01 p.m.

Here is a summary of some of the testimony from prosecution witnesses during the first 13 days of Chad Daybell's murder trial in Boise.
2nd man sent to prison in 'senseless' killing during 'a fight with a kid'

2nd man sent to prison in 'senseless' killing during 'a fight with a kid'

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 30 - 11:23 a.m.

Enrique Deloza, 28, was sentenced Monday to two consecutive prison terms of one to 15 years for getting in a "fight with a kid" and stabbing a 15-year-old boy to death in Salt Lake City.
FBI agent uses phone data to show where Chad Daybell was when JJ and Tylee disappeared

FBI agent uses phone data to show where Chad Daybell was when JJ and Tylee disappeared

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 29 - 2:53 p.m.

An FBI agent testified Monday about phone data from the days when two children were believed to have been killed. Other relatives testified about his demeanor at his wife's funeral.
Have You Seen This? Amazon driver takes advantage of doorbell camera to fuel rivalry

Have You Seen This? Amazon driver takes advantage of doorbell camera to fuel rivalry

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 26 - 3:30 p.m.

An Amazon delivery driver responds to a Ring camera letting him know he is being recorded by flexing and touting Amazon.
'Something wasn't sitting well': Funeral director expressed concerns about Tammy Daybell's death

'Something wasn't sitting well': Funeral director expressed concerns about Tammy Daybell's death

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 26 - 1:26 p.m.

Jurors heard testimony from friends of the Daybell family on Friday during the trial for Chad Daybell, who is accused of murdering his wife and his future wife's two children.