A Salt Lake County man convicted of murdering his daughter will go free on a $5,000 bond until he can get a new trial.
Carlos Sampson was found guilty of second-degree murder by a jury in 1987 of killing his 19-month-old daughter, Miyako Raylesh Sampson.In November 1986, Sampson walked into a convenience store and told a clerk his daughter had been kidnapped. Following questioning by former Salt Lake County Sheriff Pete Hayward and his deputies, Sampson led law officers to a trash bin in American Fork where the girl's body was found in a plastic bag.
The Utah Court of Appeals overturned the conviction last September ruling Sampson's confession was illegally obtained. A new trial date has not been set.
Bail was originally set at $25,000 but was lowered Monday by 3rd District Judge David Young after Sampson's father agreed to put his home up as collateral on the bond.
Deputy Salt Lake County Prosecutor Rob Yberra asked that Sampson not be released, saying he posed the same danger to society he did in 1986.