A Roy man acquitted earlier this month of murder and insurance fraud in the death of his wife has now been charged, along with his girlfriend, of witness tampering and making arrangements to buy cocaine.
Thomas W. Randolph Jr., 34, and Wendy Z. Moore, 30, already are accused of hiring someone to kill a witness at Randolph's murder trial. Both were free from jail on property bonds.The two new charges were filed Tuesday, the same day that Randolph and Moore had requested a hearing to determine if the conspiracy to commit murder charges filed against them in January were the result of entrapment by undercover law enforcement officers.
Before the hearing was held before Judge Douglas L Cornaby, the Davis County attorney's office filed additional charges against Randolph and Moore, and the case was sent back to Clearfield 2nd Circuit Court for a new arraignment.
The new counts against Randolph and Moore charge that between December 1988 and January 1989, they conspired to commit murder, a first-degree felony; conspired to distribute cocaine, a second-degree felony; and conspired to tamper with a witness, a Class-A misdemeanor.
Randolph was in the Davis County Jail at the time, being held without bail on a capital homicide charge in the 1986 death of his wife, Rebecca Rae Randolph, found shot to death in their Clearfield home.
A jury found Randolph not guilty of the murder and a false insurance claim charge after a six-day trial that ended April 14. Randolph has since been released on $30,000 bail.
At his first preliminary hearing in January on the original conspiracy to commit murder charge, an undercover police agent from West Valley City testified that a cellmate of Randolph's, an informer, told him Randolph wanted to kill Eric Tarantino, the chief witness against him in the murder trial.