St. George man to serve life in prison for role in Halloween 2010 slaying
ST. GEORGE — A St. George man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for his role in the kidnapping and death of another man on Halloween in 2010.
Paul Ashton, 34, admitted in May that he aided and abetted in the abduction of 43-year-old Bradley Eitner on Oct. 31, 2010. Ashton also admitted to discharging a firearm during the kidnapping.
Ashton banged Eitner's head against a door frame and the tailgate of a truck before striking him with a rock and driving him to Arizona, where an accomplice shot Eitner and pushed him off an embankment, according to court documents. Eitner’s body was found March 11, 2011. An autopsy determined he died from blunt force head trauma and a single gunshot wound to the head.
U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart also sentenced Ashton to 10 years for the firearms charge to be served consecutively with the life term.
— Dennis Romboy
- Doug Robinson: Advocate's plea: Please return...
- Rally in support of police also draws counter...
- 'Somebody knows what happened,' daughter...
- Fire at Little America Hotel forces overnight...
- Bringing joy through simple acts of kindness
- Baby's first Christmas comes with gift of hope
- Utah came first for Rep. Jim Matheson, but...
- Gary (and Rose) Neeleman: Q and A with a...
- Hatch 'sorry to see' Lee called an... 131
- Rally in support of police also draws... 39
- Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Utahns... 29
- Doug Robinson: Advocate's plea: Please... 22
- Mia Love names KSL reporter to head... 19
- Police: Gunman said he shot at trooper... 13
- Judge issues summons for 'Super Dell' 9
- Death of South Jordan man in shootout... 8