A list of Utahns who died as victims of homicide during 2014, with the exception of 14 men who were shot and killed by police officers last year.

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Xander Toliver
Family photo

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 2 — Xander Toliver, 1, was taken off life support and died of head trauma allegedly inflicted by his mother’s boyfriend, Brian Taylor, 24. Hospital staff called police to report suspected abuse when Xander was brought to the emergency room from his mother’s home, 2393 S. 800 East, on Dec. 27. Taylor is charged with murder.

Motive: Unknown domestic

Method: Head trauma

Kenadee Oliva
Facebook

SYRACUSE, Jan. 14 — Police say Kyler Ramsdell-Oliva, 32, shot her daughters Kenadee Oliva, 13, and Isabella Oliva, 7, before turning the gun on herself in their home, 2133 W. 1175 South. Ramsdell-Oliva had recently moved to the neighborhood and had reportedly broken up with her fiance the weekend before the double murder-suicide.

Motive: Unknown domestic

Method: Shooting

Isabella Oliva
Family photo

SYRACUSE, Jan. 14 — Police say Kyler Ramsdell-Oliva, 32, shot her daughters Kenadee Oliva, 13, and Isabella Oliva, 7, before turning the gun on herself in their home, 2133 W. 1175 South. Ramsdell-Oliva had recently moved to the neighborhood and had reportedly broken up with her fiance the weekend before the double murder-suicide.

Motive: Unknown domestic

Method: Shooting

Kelly Boren
Instagram

SPANISH FORK, Jan. 16 — Lindon police officer Joshua Boren, 34, shot and killed his wife, Kelly Boren, 32, son Joshua “Jaden” Boren, 7, daughter Haley Boren, 5, and mother-in-law Marie King, 55, in their home, 37 N. 630 West. The night before the murders, the couple got into a heated argument in text messages that indicated their marriage was over. An investigation found that officer Boren had been unstable in previous months, had recently drugged and raped his wife, and had a history of drug, sex and pornography addictions and anger issues. Detectives said “word was starting to get out” about the rape and he may have feared repercussions.

Motive: Domestic

Method: Shooting

Joshua “Jaden” Boren
Instagram

SPANISH FORK, Jan. 16 — Lindon police officer Joshua Boren, 34, shot and killed his wife, Kelly Boren, 32, son Joshua “Jaden” Boren, 7, daughter Haley Boren, 5, and mother-in-law Marie King, 55, in their home, 37 N. 630 West. The night before the murders, the couple got into a heated argument in text messages that indicated their marriage was over. An investigation found that officer Boren had been unstable in previous months, had recently drugged and raped his wife, and had a history of drug, sex and pornography addictions and anger issues. Detectives said “word was starting to get out” about the rape and he may have feared repercussions.

Motive: Domestic

Method: Shooting

Haley Boren
Instagram

SPANISH FORK, Jan. 16 — Lindon police officer Joshua Boren, 34, shot and killed his wife, Kelly Boren, 32, son Joshua “Jaden” Boren, 7, daughter Haley Boren, 5, and mother-in-law Marie King, 55, in their home, 37 N. 630 West. The night before the murders, the couple got into a heated argument in text messages that indicated their marriage was over. An investigation found that officer Boren had been unstable in previous months, had recently drugged and raped his wife, and had a history of drug, sex and pornography addictions and anger issues. Detectives said “word was starting to get out” about the rape and he may have feared repercussions.

Motive: Domestic

Method: Shooting

Marie King
Family photo

SPANISH FORK, Jan. 16 — Lindon police officer Joshua Boren, 34, shot and killed his wife, Kelly Boren, 32, son Joshua “Jaden” Boren, 7, daughter Haley Boren, 5, and mother-in-law Marie King, 55, in their home, 37 N. 630 West. The night before the murders, the couple got into a heated argument in text messages that indicated their marriage was over. An investigation found that officer Boren had been unstable in previous months, had recently drugged and raped his wife, and had a history of drug, sex and pornography addictions and anger issues. Detectives said “word was starting to get out” about the rape and he may have feared repercussions.

Motive: Domestic

Method: Shooting

Shirley Sharp
Family photo

MURRAY, Jan. 25 — Christen James Spencer, 49, brutally beat Shirley Sharp, 85, with a tire iron, then tied her up and strangled her in her home, 20 E. Winchester St. (6400 South). He then robbed her, set her house on fire and fled in her car. An officer spotted someone driving Sharp’s car, but the man got out and fled on foot. Spencer had a prescription bottle with him belonging to Sharp’s late husband when he was arrested. He pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and will be sentenced Jan. 20.

Motive: Robbery

Method: Assault, strangulation

Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Cory Wride
Utah County Sheriff's Office

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Jan. 30 — Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Cory Wride, 44, was shot twice and killed when he stopped to help Jose Angel Garcia-Juaregui, who he believed was a stranded motorist on state Route 73 in Eagle Mountain. Garcia-Juaregui took off on a 50-mile run from the law, shooting and injuring deputy Greg Sherwood, and getting into a gun battle near Nephi where he was fatally wounded by Juab County sheriff’s deputies. The alleged driver, Meagan Dakota Grunwald, 17, of Draper, faces 14 charges as an adult, including aggravated murder. She maintains she was forced into the crime spree by her boyfriend but prosecutors say she was a willing participant. Her trial is set to begin in February. A warrant had been issued for Garcia-Juaregui the day before the shooting for violating his parole.

Motive: Likely fear of returning to prison

Method: Shooting

Kevin Meik
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SANDY, Jan. 30 — Retired Salt Lake police officer Kevin Meik, 63, was found shot to death in his home, 9032 S. Waters Circle (1515 East). Officers found Meik in a bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head. There were no obvious signs of a struggle. Police initially believed the shot was self-inflicted but later determined it was a homicide. No arrests have been made.

Motive: Unknown

Method: Shooting

Aiden Laurel Goff
Didericksen Memorial

TOOELE, Feb. 1 — Jill Goff, 33, was charged with child abuse homicide after her 2-year-old son, Aiden Laurel Goff, died from ingesting methadone. An 8-year-old child in the home, 485 Oak St., also tested positive for methadone. Goff admitted to serving her son methadone in a sippy cup, saying she confused it with Gatorade. Goff was sentenced to one to 15 years in prison.

Motive: Negligence

Method: Drugs

Jean Chamberlain
Lindquist Memorial

ROY, Feb. 16 — Prosecutors believe Dennis Vance Chamberlain, 74, of Roy, purposely gave his ailing wife, Jean Chamberlain, 71, substances that killed her. Police say they know his motive but declined to say whether it was a mercy killing, assisted suicide, or something more malicious. Chamberlain was charged with murder after allegedly telling police different stories about where he was when she died in their home, 3750 Midland Drive. Detectives found search histories on his computer for "methods on how to commit suicide” and a book on committing suicide “without it being detected in an autopsy” that could also “be used as a guide to commit a homicide,” police said. Chamberlain pleaded not guilty and a competency review is scheduled for Feb. 12.

Motive: Unknown domestic

Method: Drugs

Lincoln Penland
Family photo

ROY, Feb. 19 — Police say Lincoln Penland, 8 months, died at the hands of a former Utah Division of Child and Family Services employee, Tisha Lynn Morley, 33, at the Tots & Tykes Daycare, 2563 W. 3900 South. When the boy's father arrived to pick up Lincoln, he was cold to the touch and would not wake up. A doctor diagnosed a skull fracture. The boy died Feb. 28 and his death was ruled a homicide. Morley is charged with child abuse homicide.

Motive: Unknown

Method: Assault

Geraldine Bommarito
Palm Eastern Mortuary

TOQUERVILLE, Washington County, March 19 — Geraldine Bommarito, 58, was found shot to death in her burglarized home, 203 N. Ash Creek Drive, after police found her stolen car, which had been set on fire. Her neighbor, Joshua David Canfield, 18, faces 12 charges, including murder. Police say he tried to use stolen collectible coins to buy gas. A competency review is set for January after two psychiatrists submitted different opinions about his ability to stand trial.

Alleged motive: Robbery

Method: Shooting

Margaret Steffey
Crime blog

TAYLORSVILLE, April 16 — Margaret Steffey, 59, was found beaten and suffocated in her home, 3973 W. Blue Meadow Drive (5850 South). Bryan Steve Quintanilla, 18, was arrested three days later at the airport with tickets to fly to El Salvador. He is charged with aggravated murder. Police said he had been using Steffey's ATM card to purchase food, alcohol and travel tickets. Family members said Steffey knew Quintanilla, who was a former roommate of a man who did yard work for her.

Alleged motive: Robbery

Method: Suffocated

Joaquin Gonzalez
Lindquist Mortuary

SALT LAKE CITY, April 19 — Joaquin Gonzalez, 33, from Chicago, and a female companion had returned to their car at 515 W. 100 South following a movie when Harlin Argelio Ramos, 30, opened the passenger door, which "startled" Gonzalez. The man then exited the vehicle, leading to a fight, and Gonzalez was stabbed multiple times. Witnesses testified that Ramos mistook the vehicle for a taxi he had called and the argument was a misunderstanding. Ramos has pleaded not guilty to murder.

Alleged motive: Fight

Method: Stabbing

Stockton Huot
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COLLEGE WARD, Cache County, April 19 — Stockton Huot, 2, died from an accidental shooting and police say the boy's 3-year-old sister pulled the trigger. Stockton was shot in the stomach with a .22-caliber rifle that was used earlier in the day and then left in the living room of the home, near 3600 West and 2200 South. Prosecutors determined that negligent actions led to Stockton’s death, but the shooting was an accident that did not warrant criminal charges.

Motive: Accident

Method: Shooting

Jesse Horowitz
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STANSBURY PARK, April 26 — Stansbury High student Jesse Horowitz, 17, died after being stabbed nine times in a late-night fight at 485 Country Club Drive. Larry Beach, 20, from San Antonio, is charged with murder. His cousin, Roy Coffey, 19, of Stansbury Park, is charged with obstruction of justice. Coffey and another boy met to fight, and Horowitz and other teens showed up to watch. After it was over, Horowitz and Beach got into a separate fight. Beach has pleaded not guilty.

Alleged motive: Fight

Method: Stabbing

A. White

SAN JUAN COUNTY, April 26 — Donovan White, 24, allegedly stabbed his brother, A. White, 26, on the Navajo Nation reservation. He was indicted in federal court with "murder while within Indian country." White was arrested in New Mexico and extradited back to Utah. A trial is set for Feb. 9.

Motive: Unknown

Method: Stabbing

Carlos Martinez
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MAGNA, May 4 — Investigators say multiple rounds were fired at Carlos Martinez, 40, who was hit outside his home, 3807 S. Armoridge Lane (8180 West). At least two people were seen driving away from the scene. No arrests have been made in the case.

Motive: Unknown

Method: Shooting

Susan Madsen
Brent Somers

DRAPER, May 8 — Police say Bill Robert Thompson, 44, was driving under the influence and fleeing a domestic dispute at his Draper home when he intentionally ran a red light at 12300 South and Lone Peak Parkway, causing a fatal, seven-car crash. Susan Madsen, 43, was killed and her teenage daughter was critically injured. Six others were injured. Prosecutors charged Thompson with murder, DUI and other charges, saying he intentionally floored the gas pedal and drove through the crowded intersection after an episode of punching his female roommate and a neighbor.

Alleged motive: "Depraved indifference," domestic

Method: Vehicle

Cammi Denee Miller
Obituary

CEDAR CITY, May 9 — Cammi Denee Miller, 33, was found dead on Tipple Road and her death was later classified as a homicide. Iron County sheriff's investigators have declined to release any details or even Miller's cause of death. In her obituary, family members asked readers to “pray for the addict that still suffers.” A $5,000 reward was offered for information about the case. No arrests have been made.

Motive: Unknown

Method: Unknown

Reginald Searcy
JC Hellum Funeral Home

BEAVER, May 14 — Dorothy Louise Searcy, 44, stabbed her husband, Reginald Searcy, 45, to death while the "drifters" from Tennessee were staying at the Country Inn Motel, 1450 N. 300 West. The couple had been drinking, police said, and Searcy was stabbed in the chest with a steak knife during a dispute. Dorothy Searcy was charged with murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sent to prison for up to five.

Motive: Fight

Method: Stabbing

Belen Perez

PROVO, May 22 — Family members found Belen Perez, 60, in her home, 1675 W. 50 North, with a cord around her neck and some kind of strong chemical, possibly bleach, poured over her body. Police said her death is a homicide and are offering a $2,000 reward for information about the case. No arrests have been made.

Motive: Unknown

Method: Strangulation

Elgie Ray Mills Jr.
Ogden Police Department

OGDEN, May 29 — The body of Elgie Ray Mills Jr., 43, was found inside a storage unit at 2930 Pennsylvania Ave. He was shot in the chest and the head. Shawn Gerrald Boehme, 45, is charged with murder after admitting he shot his friend "three times inside the shop following a disagreement," charges state. Boehme pleaded not guilty and a trial is set for March 2.

Alleged motive: Argument

Method: Shooting

Theodore B. Kelbach
Obituary

KEARNS, May 31 — Theodore B. Kelbach, 49, of Kearns, was shot to death inside his house, 5446 S. Nez Perce Drive (5080 West). Douglas D. Evans, 31, is charged with murder. Police say he shot Kelbach "point blank" in a jealous argument because he believed his girlfriend and Kelbach were having a relationship.

Alleged motive: Jealousy

Method: Shooting

Harley Jarrett
Brighton High School

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, June 4 — Harley Jarrett, 17, was shot in a friend's basement, 6825 S. Pinerock Drive (3300 East), when he and two 16-year-olds were looking at a gun reportedly stolen recently from a Cottonwood Heights home. The gun went off, shooting Jarrett in the head. A 16-year-old boy accused of firing the gun was charged with negligent homicide. Another teen, 16, was charged with reckless endangerment, and a third was arrested in connection with stealing the gun. The teen charged with reckless endangerment told police he didn't know the stolen gun was loaded.

Alleged motive: Negligence

Method: Shooting

KayLynn Spackman
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LAYTON, June 8 — KayLynn Spackman, 36, was killed in her home where her three children were also present, 3228 W. 1025 North. Police say Spackman's estranged husband, Joe Castillo, 45, violated a protective order and went to her house, where they began to argue, and Castillo stabbed his wife repeatedly with a kitchen knife. A 17-year-old son witnessed part of the incident and tried to stop his father. Castillo fled when a neighbor arrived but was arrested two days later. He has pleaded not guilty to murder.

Motive: Domestic argument

Method: Stabbing

Evan Cuch
Obituary

FORT DUCHESNE, Uintah County, June 11 — Grant Hubert Checora, 21, is accused of shooting at a group of people during a confrontation in the Little Chicago subdivision, killing Evan Cuch, 23. Checora is charged with murder while within Indian Country. Checora reportedly wrote in a Facebook post: "Calling all homies to Fort Duchesne. (N-word) gonna get it for hitting my women and my brother and sister-in-law.” A trial is set for March.

Alleged motive: Revenge

Method: Shooting

Marilee Poulson
Obituary

FAIRVIEW, Sanpete County, June 16 — Police say Kyle Poulson, 27, shot his mother, Marilee Poulson, 51, and then himself at their family home, 24750 N. 11950 East. Neighbors said Poulson had moved back in with his parents a few weeks before. Court records show Poulson's wife filed for divorce and a protective order against him on June 4.

Motive: Unknown domestic

Method: Shooting

Francisco Antonio Colon
Obituary

SOUTH SALT LAKE, June 23 — Francisco Antonio Colon, 40, of West Valley City, died from a single gunshot wound to his upper body. He was driving a truck near 200 East and Helm Avenue (3645 South) when he was shot by someone from a group in a nearby alley. A 17-year-old passenger was also shot and injured. Irving Nunez, 20, of West Valley City, and Ernesto Navarro, 19, of South Salt Lake, are charged with murder. Police say Nunez and Navarro flashed gang signs at Colon in a confrontation, then left to get guns and hid in an alley. When Colon returned, 12 shots were fired at his truck. Nunez allegedly fired several rounds at the victims’ vehicle.

Alleged motive: Gangs

Method: Shooting

Mike Sidwell
Obituary

LINDON, July 3 — Police say Fred Richard Lee, 60, went looking for his ex-wife, Joy Sidwell, to kill her. Instead he reached into her home, 166 N. 400 West, and allegedly shot and killed her current husband, Mike Sidwell, 42. The shooting was witnessed by Lee’s 5-year-old granddaughter. He then fired a gun through the front doors of two nearby homes and entered each, looking for his ex-wife, police say. He said he planned to kill himself after shooting her, but didn’t kill himself because “his mission was not complete,” charges state. He is charged with aggravated murder.

Motive: Unknown domestic

Method: Shooting

Delphine John
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TOOELE COUNTY, July 4 — Paul Michael Mumford, 36, of West Jordan, was charged with three counts of murder after causing an accident on I-80 near Wendover that killed Delphine John, 44, of Farmington, and her daughters Delilah Ramirez, 20, and 3-year-old Anaya Adame Orozco. Mumford was intoxicated and driving his pickup erratically on I-80 before he made a U-turn and started driving east in the westbound lanes, hitting the car head-on while both were going 80 mph. Mumford pleaded guilty to reduced charges of automobile homicide and two counts of manslaughter and was sentenced to three one-to-15-year prison terms, two to be served consecutively.

Motive: Recklessness

Method: Vehicle

Delilah Ramirez
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TOOELE COUNTY, July 4 — Paul Michael Mumford, 36, of West Jordan, was charged with three counts of murder after causing an accident on I-80 near Wendover that killed Delphine John, 44, of Farmington, and her daughters Delilah Ramirez, 20, and 3-year-old Anaya Adame Orozco. Mumford was intoxicated and driving his pickup erratically on I-80 before he made a U-turn and started driving east in the westbound lanes, hitting the car head-on while both were going 80 mph. Mumford pleaded guilty to reduced charges of automobile homicide and two counts of manslaughter and was sentenced to three one-to-15-year prison terms, two to be served consecutively.

Motive: Recklessness

Method: Vehicle

Anaya Adame Orozco
Family photo

TOOELE COUNTY, July 4 — Paul Michael Mumford, 36, of West Jordan, was charged with three counts of murder after causing an accident on I-80 near Wendover that killed Delphine John, 44, of Farmington, and her daughters Delilah Ramirez, 20, and 3-year-old Anaya Adame Orozco. Mumford was intoxicated and driving his pickup erratically on I-80 before he made a U-turn and started driving east in the westbound lanes, hitting the car head-on while both were going 80 mph. Mumford pleaded guilty to reduced charges of automobile homicide and two counts of manslaughter and was sentenced to three one-to-15-year prison terms, two to be served consecutively.

Motive: Recklessness

Method: Vehicle

Janet Colleen Goode
Obituary

PAROWAN, Iron County, July 10 — Janet Colleen Goode, 57, was gunned down by her 87-year-old stepfather, Nathan Zimmerman, in his driveway, 272 S. 800 West, after he asked her to come over and help him. Zimmerman told investigators he had “no remorse” and intended to kill Goode. Family members say he questioned Goode’s medical condition and badgered her doctor and potential employers about her. She reportedly had information about stalking laws in her car. Zimmerman pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Motive: Unknown domestic

Method: Shooting

MacKenzie Madden
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LOGAN, July 14 — Jared Jay Tolman, 23, a member of the Utah National Guard, kicked in the door of his former girlfriend’s apartment, 636 E. 500 North, and shot the woman, MacKenzie Madden, 19, as well as Johnathon Jacob Sadler, 25, multiple times with a rifle. Tolman went to a second apartment, 1693 N. 400 West, about 45 minutes later, looking for another man who had been spending time with Madden, but instead shot and killed himself when he didn't find the man at home. Tolman had written a suicide note beforehand, saying he was sorry for what he was going to do and knew it was selfish.

Motive: Jealousy, domestic

Method: Shooting

Johnathon Jacob Sadler
Family photo

LOGAN, July 14 — Jared Jay Tolman, 23, a member of the Utah National Guard, kicked in the door of his former girlfriend’s apartment, 636 E. 500 North, and shot the woman, MacKenzie Madden, 19, as well as Johnathon Jacob Sadler, 25, multiple times with a rifle. Tolman went to a second apartment, 1693 N. 400 West, about 45 minutes later, looking for another man who had been spending time with Madden, but instead shot and killed himself when he didn't find the man at home. Tolman had written a suicide note beforehand, saying he was sorry for what he was going to do and knew it was selfish.

Motive: Jealousy, domestic

Method: Shooting

Holly Carges
Peel Funeral Home

SALT LAKE CITY, July 17 — Holly Nicole Carges, 34, was found dead inside a room at the Royal Garden Inn, 154 W. 600 South. Jeffrey Allen Skog, 35, is charged with murder. Police say he kidnapped and strangled Carges, who was described as “an acquaintance.” DNA samples found on Carges allegedly matched Skog's and a witness spotted him entering the room through a broken window. Skog allegedly tried to pawn off three gold rings he had taken from Carges.

Motive: Unknown

Method: Strangulation

Stephen Aizenberg
Obituary

LEEDS, Washington County, July 18 — Stephen Aizenberg, 70, walked from his house to his neighbor's house, 1284 N. Silverado Court, armed with a handgun and began pointing it at Chris J. Orndorff and several others who were visiting and standing in the driveway. When Aizenberg continued to walk toward them with his gun still pointed at the group, Orndorff shot him. No charges were filed. Prosecutors called it a “straightforward” case of self-defense.

Motive: Self-defense

Method: Shooting

Brian William Swink
Obituary

PRICE, July 29 — Three people were charged with murder in the death of a Helper man, Brian William Swink, 32, whose body was found in a burning home, 423 S. 200 West. James William Pendleton Jr., Ashley Ann Platt and Michael John Dees also face kidnapping and other charges. Investigators believe the three locked Swink in Pendleton’s basement, where he was assaulted with a bat. But Swink apparently started the fire that took his life. Pendleton was apparently angry with Swink because he took his truck or may have threatened Platt, Pendleton’s girlfriend.

Alleged motive: Revenge

Method: Asphyxiation from smoke inhalation

Curtis Dale Hardinger
Blackburn Vernal Mortuary

VERNAL, July 30 — Curtis Dale Hardinger, 34, was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest at 2655 N. 500 East. Police say Hardinger’s girlfriend shot him after he injured her. Hardinger’s two children were in the home at the time. The woman was not arrested, but prosecutors haven’t determined whether or not to file charges.

Motive: Possible domestic self-defense

Method: Shooting

Dennis Robbins
Obituary

MT. OLYMPUS, Aug. 1 — Police say Dennis Robbins, 71, was brutally beaten to death by his son, Christopher Robbins, 29. A metal bar was found near his body. Police said there was a history of domestic problems in the home, 4465 S. Matthews Way, possibly linked with potential mental illness associated with Christopher Robbins. Robbins, a registered sex offender, is charged with murder.

Alleged motive: Domestic

Method: Assault

Kenzie Rose LaBuy
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OGDEN, Aug. 25 — Adam Joseph Barney, 23, is charged with aggravated murder in the death of his live-in girlfriend’s baby. According to police, he told investigators he was caring for 14-month-old Kenzie Rose LaBuy when he hit and squeezed her after becoming frustrated. The child was dead when paramedics arrived at the Western Colony Inn, 234 24th St., where the couple was staying.

Alleged motive: Frustration, domestic

Method: Assault

Cynthia Candland
Obituary

OGDEN, Sept. 12 — Richard Candland, 52, shot and killed his estranged wife, Cynthia Candland, 50, in a murder-suicide at her home, 548 N. Eccles Ave. Their 22-year-old daughter tried to intervene but was shot in the hand by her father. Friends said Candland had recently expressed fears of her husband. Cynthia Candland taught at Weber State University’s School of Nursing. She filed for divorce on Aug. 25 and a judge banned her estranged husband from using any funds in her retirement and bank accounts.

Motive: Unknown domestic

Method: Shooting

James Townsend
Myers Mortuary

RANDOLPH, Rich County, Sept. 13 — James Townsend, 49, of Ogden, was accidentally shot and killed while hunting near Little Creek Reservoir. He and a brother were tracking an animal on an ATV when he jumped off and knelt down to get into a shooting position. His brother, 60, continued up the hill and eventually took two shots at the antelope but didn’t notice his brother nearby, police said. He was shot in the head and killed.

Motive: Accident

Method: Shooting

Gustavo Jarquin
Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept 18. — Gustavo Jarquin, 18, was found dead of a gunshot wound at the northwest corner of Indiana and Pueblo streets, near his home. Jarquin had recently enrolled at Salt Lake Community College. Police do not believe he was a gang member, and family members would not publicly say where they last saw him. No arrests have been made.

Motive: Unknown

Method: Shooting

Benson Strack
Family photo

SPRINGVILLE, Sept. 27 — Ben Strack, 37, his wife, Kristi Strack, 36, and three of their children, Benson Strack, 14, Emery Strack, 12, and Zion Strack, 11, were all found dead in their home at 954 E. 900 South. Police are investigating the incident as a multiple homicide case, saying the deaths were “not accidental or natural in any way,” but have yet to officially classify any of the deaths as homicides while awaiting toxicology reports. The five bodies were found in the locked master bedroom. The children appeared to have been positioned around the bed after their deaths and were tucked into bedding. All had cups of red liquid near them. Detectives found empty bottles of liquid methadone. Family members suspect a combination of mental illness and self-medication played key roles in the tragedy, though they said they missed warning signs.

Motive: Unknown domestic, possible mental illness

Method: Suspected poisoning

Emery Strack
Family photo

SPRINGVILLE, Sept. 27 — Ben Strack, 37, his wife, Kristi Strack, 36, and three of their children, Benson Strack, 14, Emery Strack, 12, and Zion Strack, 11, were all found dead in their home at 954 E. 900 South. Police are investigating the incident as a multiple homicide case, saying the deaths were “not accidental or natural in any way,” but have yet to officially classify any of the deaths as homicides while awaiting toxicology reports. The five bodies were found in the locked master bedroom. The children appeared to have been positioned around the bed after their deaths and were tucked into bedding. All had cups of red liquid near them. Detectives found empty bottles of liquid methadone. Family members suspect a combination of mental illness and self-medication played key roles in the tragedy, though they said they missed warning signs.

Motive: Unknown domestic, possible mental illness

Method: Suspected poisoning

Zion Strack
Family photo

SPRINGVILLE, Sept. 27 — Ben Strack, 37, his wife, Kristi Strack, 36, and three of their children, Benson Strack, 14, Emery Strack, 12, and Zion Strack, 11, were all found dead in their home at 954 E. 900 South. Police are investigating the incident as a multiple homicide case, saying the deaths were “not accidental or natural in any way,” but have yet to officially classify any of the deaths as homicides while awaiting toxicology reports. The five bodies were found in the locked master bedroom. The children appeared to have been positioned around the bed after their deaths and were tucked into bedding. All had cups of red liquid near them. Detectives found empty bottles of liquid methadone. Family members suspect a combination of mental illness and self-medication played key roles in the tragedy, though they said they missed warning signs.

Motive: Unknown domestic, possible mental illness

Method: Suspected poisoning

Cesar Gaxiola
GoFundMe.com

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 28 — Cesar Gaxiola, 18, was shot and killed outside of a house party near 600 South and 900 East. The party spilled out of the house onto the street, where Gaxiola and his girlfriend were fighting. A man who lives in the neighborhood heard the fight and went out to assist the woman. Police said Gaxiola got angry, pulled out a gun and pointed it at the neighbor. The man, a concealed firearms permit holder, pulled out his own gun and shot Gaxiola, firing four times. Salt Lake police have refused to release his name but say he had never met the couple before. He was never arrested and the killing was later determined to be self-defense.

Motive: Self-defense

Method: Shooting

Robert J. Van Hemert

HYRUM, Cache County, Oct. 14 — Robert J. Van Hemert, 37, was shot and killed in an argument with his brother-in-law, Aaron Smith, 40, of Provo, at 84 N. 600 East. Smith accompanied his sister home because of concerns, including marital problems she was having with Van Hemert. The couple immediately got into an argument and Van Hemert left the room. He returned seconds later with a gun. Smith, fearing for his life, drew a concealed firearm, which he holds a permit to carry, and fired five shots. The shooting was ruled to be in self-defense.

Motive: Self-defense

Method: Shooting

Tawnee Baird
Facebook

OGDEN, Oct. 18 — Investigators say Victoria Ashley Mendoza, 22, stabbed her girlfriend, 21-year-old Tawnee Baird, of Holladay, 46 times in an argument. The two were driving home on I-15 when Mendoza said she "lost it," pulled a knife from her pocket and began stabbing Baird in the face, neck and chest, court documents state. Mendoza drove the car to a parking lot 2484 E. Ave. in Ogden and called her sister. Mendoza is charged with murder.

Alleged motive: Argument, domestic

Method: Stabbing

Shawn Leroy Multine
Obituary

CEDAR CITY, Oct. 22 — Police found the body of Shawn Leroy Multine, 45, at 179 E. 575 North. Angelo Seth Carrasco, 34, of Cedar City, is charged with aggravated murder. Multine's stepdaughter, Clarissa Bulletts, 18, and Eric Rodriguez, 29, are also charged with murder because investigators say they plotted to lure Multine from the house so Carrasco could shoot him. When that failed, police say Carrasco went into the home and shot Multine.

Motive: Unknown domestic

Method: Shooting

Rick Anthony Sanchez
Obituary

WEST VALLEY CITY, Oct. 25 — Rick Anthony Sanchez, 41, was stabbed in the chest at 3216 S. 2040 West during an argument over “family issues.” The homeowner, Eric J. Lackey, 32, told Sanchez to leave, then went inside the house, but Sanchez followed and assaulted him. Lackey stabbed him with a kitchen knife and the incident was determined to be self-defense.

Motive: Self-defense

Method: Stabbing

Jamie Blalack
Obituary

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 2 — Police believe Anthony William Cline, 30, shot Jamie Blalack, 29, a 7-Eleven clerk, because of an argument over a pack of cigarettes. Investigators said Cline entered the store at 1157 W. California Ave., got into an argument with the cashier and was told to leave after Blalack refused to sell him cigarettes. Cline walked into the parking lot, allegedly pulled out a gun and fired once. The shot went through the store's glass window and struck Blalack in the head as he was helping another customer, killing him instantly. Cline is charged with murder.

Alleged motive: Argument

Method: Shooting

Alice Williamson
Obituary

MILLCREEK CANYON, Nov. 11 — Police believe Lionel Williamson, 51, shot his mother, Alice Williamson, 74, before turning the gun on himself. It appears the son parked the car, retrieved a rifle, and shot into the car while his mother sat in the passenger seat. He then shot himself behind the car, parked near the winter snow gate in the canyon. Police found a note in their vehicle that led them to call the deaths a murder-suicide. The mother and son lived together in Taylorsville. Alice Williamson had been struggling with deteriorating health.

Motive: Unknown domestic

Method: Shooting

Melanie Callison
Family photo

RICHFIELD, Nov. 13 — Edward Callison, 59, murdered his wife, Melanie Callison, 46, after being married for only a few months. She was missing for two months before he was arrested. Prosecutors say Callison kept giving his wife large doses of her prescription medication. After her death, he used an ax and a knife to dismember her body, then burned her body parts and scattered her ashes so they wouldn't be found. Callison pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. He said her addictions “drove me nuts” and he wanted to kill her.

Motive: Domestic

Method: Drugs

Brad Hancock
Family photo

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 15 — Brad Hancock, 24, was shot and killed after kicking out a man who tried to pick a fight with his younger brother at a concert venue where Hancock's band was playing. Quincy Earl Lawson, 20, of Magna, is charged with murder. He is accused of firing six shots outside at The Core, 1444 S. 700 West, striking Lawson as well as one of Hancock's bandmates in the foot. The shots were fired after Hancock saw that Lawson was still on the property and threw a rock toward him, telling him to leave.

Alleged motive: Argument

Method: Shooting

Adelaide Clinger
Davis School District

KAYSVILLE, Nov. 23 — Adelaide Clinger, 12, was killed when a younger sibling accidentally shot her in the head at their home, 1941 Cooper St. Kaysville police have released very few details about the shooting. Court documents indicate that "adults in the home were examining handguns" and Clinger's father had placed a loaded 9 mm handgun in his pants pocket. That's when a 10-year-old sister "accessed the firearm and discharged the firearm," striking Adelaide.

Motive: Accident

Method: Shooting

Orlando J. Roybal
Obituary

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Dec. 4 — Orlando J. Roybal, 32, was gunned down in what investigators called an ambush-style assault near 600 East and Leland Avenue (3015 South). Whitney Marie Connor, 27, of South Jordan, was arrested for investigation of murder but no official charges have been filed. Police say Connor arranged with the driver of a vehicle Roybal was in to purchase drugs. After the sale, a man opened the driver's side door, took several undisclosed items, reached around the driver and shot Roybal multiple times. Detectives, who are still looking for the gunman, were unsure whether it was a drug deal gone bad or whether the shooting was the original purpose of the deal.

Motive: Unknown, possibly drugs

Method: Shooting

Norman Newbold
Lindquist Mortuary

PARADISE, Cache County, Dec. 16 — Norman E. Newbold, 57, was hunting pheasants with three other Davis County men at the Sportsman's Paradise hunting club, 750 W. 8700 South, when one of his companions slipped in the mud and accidentally pulled the trigger. Newbold was hit in the back by the blast from the 12-gauge shotgun. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Motive: Accident

Method: Shooting

Candice Melo
Obituary

SANDY, Dec. 18 — Candice Melo, 26, was shot in her head, hip and lower back as she ran from her roommate, Larry Kent Graff, 52, at his home, 343 E. Gary Ave. (9560 South). Graff allegedly opened fire at three people, including Melo, as they ran following an argument in the house. As officers approached Graff, he told them, "Yeah, I did it. I shot her," according to court records. He is charged with murder.

Alleged motive: Domestic argument

Method: Shooting

Mario Zelaya-Zuniga

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 19 — Mario Zelaya-Zuniga, 32, was shot in an apparent drug deal gone bad. Richard Michael Warner, 31, of West Valley City, is charged with murder. Austin James Herring, 29, of Bluffdale, was arrested for investigation of murder after turning himself in but hasn't been charged. A vehicle driven by Herring pulled up to the sidewalk at 563 W. 200 South, and Warner got out to allegedly make a drug deal with the man, police say. Once the deal was agreed upon, Zelaya-Zuniga was talking to Herring through the passenger-side window when police say Warner pulled out a gun and shot the victim without warning. Police say Zelaya-Zuniga is from Honduras and had been in Salt Lake City illegally for about a month.

Alleged motive: Drugs

Method: Shooting