Trisha Tower, the woman prosecutors contend helped prison escapee Curtis Allgier change clothes after allegedly killing a corrections officer, has been bound over for trial.
Tower, 26, is charged with first-degree felony obstruction of justice for the role prosecutors say she played in helping Allgier switch from his prison jumpsuit to civilian clothes in Salt Lake City on June 25.
After presiding over a preliminary hearing Tuesday, 3rd District Judge Joseph Fratto bound Tower over for trial and set her next court hearing for Oct. 1, an arraignment before 3rd District Judge Robin Reese.
Tower is being held in the Salt Lake County Jail on $1 million cash-only bail.
Allgier, 28, is charged with aggravated murder in connection with the shooting death of Stephen Anderson, a corrections official who was taking Allgier to a hospital for medical tests. Prosecutors say Allgier twice shot Anderson with his own gun, stole a car, fled police and ended up at a fast-food restaurant, where he threatened patrons and employees. Allgier also is charged with a number of other crimes.
Salt Lake County District Attorney Lohra Miller has said her office will seek the death penalty for Allgier, who is being held in the Salt Lake County Jail on no bail.