2002-06: a gallery of victims

Published: Thursday, March 29 2007 12:29 p.m. MDT

West High students gather in 2004 to view flowers placed on a fence as a memorial to Marisela Lavalle, a school cafeteria worker.

Ravell Call, Deseret Morning News

Between 2002 and 2006, about 50 women and men were killed in Utah by their intimate partners. The following is a gallery of the victims, the names of their abusers, the details of each couple's domestic violence if it's known and the number of children each victim has left behind.

2002 victims

Amy Jensen, 29

West Valley City

How: Shot by her common-law husband, Chad Kay Hendrickson, who then shot himself to death.

History: The couple had a history of domestic violence and according to relatives had an earlier argument during which a gun was accidentally discharged without injuring anyone. The pair were found dead the next day.

Children: two

Maria Trinidad-Gonzales, 33

Salt Lake City

How: Allegedly strangled to death by her ex-boyfriend, Roberto Vega.

History: The couple broke up, and Trinidad-Gonzales had returned to their former apartment to clean up when Vega apparently confronted her. Police believe Vega fled to Mexico.

Joseph Perry Morgado, 38

Magna

How: Shot in chest during an argument with his wife, Pamela H. Morgado. The couple had decided to separate.

History: No evidence she had been abused. She got one year in jail on second-degree manslaughter charge.

Sharee Lana Hatch, 32

Spanish Fork

How: Shot by her estranged husband, Robert Steven Hatch, in her home.

History: Couple were in the middle of a contentious divorce. Sharee Hatch obtained a protective order after a physical altercation in 2001. He was sentenced to two life terms in prison.

Children: Two sons

Sharon Hogan, 47

South Jordan

How: Shot by her husband, retired UHP trooper Larry Dale Hogan, in their home before turning the gun on himself.

History: Police cited Dale Hogan for domestic violence earlier in the day, and he left with a friend. He returned four hours later with a gun.

Brenda Lee Lundell, 45

Spanish Fork

How: Beaten to death by her husband of four months, John P. Vinanti, who was drunk.

History: Vinanti and Lundell were both arrested for domestic violence during their relationship. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Children: Three sons

Rosemary Kramer, 63

Duchesne County

How: Shot by her ex-husband, Lloyd Alvin Harry Jr., who drove around with her body for three days before disposing of it near Elko, Nev.

History: The couple married then divorced in 2001 but continued to live together.

Loretta Romero, 38

West Valley City

How: Shot with a shotgun by her live-in boyfriend, Craig Allen Veale.

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