State prosecutors will not file murder charges against members of the Singer/Swapp clan until after July 1 when family members are sentenced in federal court on firearms and bomb charges.
Associate Deputy Attorney General Paul M. Warner said Friday that murder charges stemming from the Jan. 28 shooting death of Corrections Officer Fred House will not be filed next week as originally planned."We can't prosecute people until we get jurisdiction," Warner said. "Currently they're in federal custody and jurisdiction, so we couldn't prosecute them until after July 1 anyway."
During the federal court trial, John Timothy Singer was named by prosecution witnesses as the one who fired the shot that killed House. The shootout took place on the 13th day of the siege at the Singer property that began when Addam Swapp and Vickie Singer conspired to bomb the Kamas LDS Stake Center.
Warner, however, would not say who the state plans to charge, but he said the state may charge more than one person.