PROVO — A man charged with aggravated murder for shooting his wife in an LDS parking lot in Lehi issued a statement from the Utah County Jail.

In the statement, David Ragsdale mourned his wife's death.

"Words cannot describe how incredibly sorry I am for the death of my wife Kristy," said David Ragsdale, according to a statement read by his sister, Tamara, after a hearing Wednesday in 4th District Court.

"I want the Palizzi family and everyone to know that I would do anything to bring her back, even if it meant giving up my own life."

Police say Ragsdale went to a Lehi church parking lot Jan. 6 and shot Kristy Ragsdale 10 times, then drove off. He turned himself into police later that night and was booked into the Utah County Jail.

He has since been charged with aggravated murder, which could potentially carry the death penalty, as well as commission of domestic violence in the presence of a child.

At Wednesday's hearing, Ragsdale's attorney Greg Skordas asked the judge for another continuance to allow them to get results from a psychological evaluation before setting a preliminary hearing date.

Ragsdale will be in court again April 9 at 1:30 p.m.


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