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 JoAnn Peterson Wright

Mar. 9, 1944 ~ Feb. 14, 2017

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Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend, JoAnn Peterson Wright, age 72, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2017 in Murray, Utah.

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Keith Royal Brunson

Jan. 13, 1951 ~ Jan. 9, 2017 

On January 9, 2017, four days before his 66th birthday, Keith passed away from a tragic accident in his home.

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Lenora Bowen Skidmore

Feb. 12, 1927 ~ Feb. 9, 2017

OGDEN – Lenora Alice Bowen Skidmore, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday, February 9, 2017, at the age of 89.

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Denise Ann Senguine 

Nov. 5, 1954 ~ Feb. 9, 2017

Denise Ann Seguine Winget, 62 passed away February 9, 2017 in her home in Fillmore Utah surrounded by her loving family.

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Ellen Kaye Anderson Allred

Feb. 27, 1949 ~ Feb. 12, 2017

Ellen Kaye Anderson Allred, age 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 12, 2017 in Provo Utah.

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By Kim Thomas, Special to the Chronicle Progress

Roberto Roman found guilty in death of Millard County Sheriff’s Deputy, Josie Greathouse Fox

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A jury found Roberto Roman guilty of killing Millard County Sheriff’s Deputy, Josie Greathouse Fox, Tuesday at Salt Lake City’s federal courthouse.

The eight-woman, four-man jury, deliberated about ten hours after being given the case Monday afternoon. 

Jurors found the 44-year-old Roman guilty of all eight counts.  Two involved the killing of Deputy Fox, six others involved having weapons while distributing methamphetamine.  Before the trial began, Roman pleaded guilty to three other counts regarding his being in the United States illegally.

Deputy Fox was shot and killed just east of Delta around midnight on Jan. 5, 2010.

“For seven years we have waited for justice in Utah,” U.S. Attorney for Utah, John Hubert, told the news media outside the court.  “The jury fulfilled their duty to find the truth in this case, and delivered justice today seven years after this cold-blooded killing of one of our cherished and valued law enforcement officers.”

The family of Deputy Fox didn’t want to make any comment, and had asked that the media not approach them as they left court.  They were asked if they’re happy, and they smiled and said they were.

When the verdicts were read, the family hugged each other, as well as members of the Millard County Sheriff’s Office and County Attorney’s Office, who’ve attended the trial.

“They’re just so much at peace, they feel so much better, especially that Ryan’s name has been cleared. It should never have been brought in, it was, and now it’s cleared,” Sheriff Robert Dekker said.

U.S. Attorney Huber called it a “diabolical twist” that Roman accused Ryan Greathouse of killing his sister, knowing that Greathouse had died, and couldn’t defend himself.

A large number of Roman’s family and friends attended the trial every day as well.  One of Roman’s brothers declined to comment outside of court.

Roman’s attorney, Stephen McCaughey, who also represented Roman at the 2012 state trial, in which Roman was found not guilty, said it’s hard to be tried twice for the same crime.  While the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled it’s not double jeopardy to try cases in state and federal courts, McCaughey said it doesn’t seem right.  He said there will most likely be an appeal.

“Working this case has been a great honor and a privilege,” lead prosecutor and Assistant U.S. Attorney for Utah, Trina Higgins said.  “I am so proud of the work that we did and that we were able to accomplish justice.  Justice for Josie.”

Sheriff Dekker was asked what Josie Fox’s legacy will be.  “Throughout the state Josie has been known and will continue to be known as a great deputy who had contact with our youth in such a manner and made such a difference to so many people,” he said.  “We still get that talked about today, our young people saying, ‘Josie helped me.’”

Judge David Nuffer scheduled sentencing for Roman on April 27.  He faces a possible sentence of life in prison.

Experts recreate crime scene in 2012 death of Millard County Sheriff’s Deputy, Josie Fox

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Thursday was day 4 of the USA vs. Roman trial in Salt Lake City’s federal court, and jurors heard from scientific experts regarding the Jan. 5, 2010 shooting of Millard County Sheriff’s Deputy, Josie Fox.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - In day 3 of USA vs. Roman at Salt Lake City’s federal courthouse on Wednesday, jurors heard from a friend of the late Ryan Greathouse, Deputy Josie Fox’s brother, and a friend of Roberto Miramontes Roman, who is accused of killing Deputy Fox.

Roman is accused in an eleven count federal indictment of killing Deputy Fox on Jan. 5, 2010. In a 2012 state trial, Roman was found not guilty of killing Deputy Fox. The jury had reasonable doubt to convict Roman after he stunned the 4th District Court in Spanish Fork by claiming Greathouse killed his sister, Deputy Fox. Roman claimed he took the blame for the killing because Greathouse had threatened to hurt or kill his family members if he didn’t. Greathouse died of a drug overdose in Las Vegas three months after Deputy Fox was killed.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Day 2 of the USA vs. Roman trial at Salt Lake City’s federal courthouse on Tuesday saw federal prosecutors continue to lay out the case that Roberto Miramontes Roman shot and killed Millard County Sheriff’s Deputy, Josie Fox, in January of 2010.

Roman, 44, faces an 11 count federal indictment, with counts 7 and 8 accusing him of knowingly killing Deputy Fox during the commission of a crime, and in an effort to avoid being caught and a potential prison sentence.

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UPDATE: The original print version of this article stated that a third person drove Ryan Greathouse’s truck away, and he was in the car with Roman. That came from Roman’s 2012 court statement. This online version of the article has been updated to reflect this.

Roberto Miramontes Roman, 44, faces an eleven-count federal indictment. Seven of the counts involve allegations of possessing and distributing methamphetamine, and doing so while carrying an assault-type rifl e and a handgun. Two other counts have to do with Roman being in the U.S. illegally.

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