Jury finds Martin Bond guilty of killing BYU professor

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  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    Jan. 19, 2013 9:31 p.m.

    I feel such sorrow for all the Mortensens have been through; not just the horrific murder, but the wrongful imprisonment of two innocent family members. And to think that the murderer, Bond, is the son of a good friend of the victim! Both families must be in much pain. Kay Mortensen owned many firearms and no doubt possessed the skill to use them. But when you invite a friend’s child into your home, you have no reason to suspect he’ll take your life. I am blown away by this case and the ignorance, viciousness and evilness of Martin Bond and Ben Rettig.

  • TandJ LaVerkin, Utah
    Jan. 19, 2013 2:49 p.m.

    The son and his wife were apparently tied up by Bond and Rettig, and it was reported that on Jan. 16, the son's wife then testifies in court that:
    "Before the men left, she said they told her and her husband to tell police that three black men had been inside the home. They said they had her husband's identification and their address and threatened to come to their home if they told police anything else."
    If the son and his wife actually told the police the false story about three black inside the home, then as far as I am concerned, that son and wife got just what they deserved by subsequently being charged with murder. And, the time they spent in jail was justly deserved also.

  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 19, 2013 9:22 a.m.

    In this case the legal system was also the justice system.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 19, 2013 5:53 a.m.

    I couldn't dream of doing something like this. His partner accepted an invitation to participate in doing this with just a phone call while he was at work the same day they did it. There are people among us, who look like us who are apparently 'inches' away from choosing to do something like this. I have to imagine they are born with different wiring or different programming in the brain. These kinds of people have so little regard for others.