Man free for 13 years after Utah murder 'always figured I would pay for it'

Alan Marx makes first appearance before Utah parole board for 1997 killing

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  • mrjj69 Bountiful, UT
    June 26, 2019 5:47 a.m.

    He is where he belongs. Many people forget the victim in these crimes.

  • 1genuinesoul Salt Lake City, UT
    June 19, 2019 9:34 a.m.

    He is and always has been a master at manipulation. Almost everthing he said at his hearing is a lie. He is where he needs to stay for the rest of his life. He started as a child abuser and ended with a murder.

  • Bifftacular Spanish Fork, Ut
    June 18, 2019 11:36 p.m.

    Sounds like we should ban canes. Drink up!

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    June 18, 2019 5:15 p.m.

    If someone was beating me with a cain and it took killing him to defend myself, I can't say I wouldn't do it or that I shouldn't do it.

    Of all the murders I've read about in the paper, this guy is the most deserving to grant parole to.

  • drich Green River, UT
    June 18, 2019 3:58 p.m.

    Another injustice....he hasn't paid for it.

  • UtahBruin Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 18, 2019 2:43 p.m.

    @Utahnarepeculier

    Murder is what happened, manslaughter is what he was charged with. Murder can be up to a life sentence. Manslaughter as you can see is not. Had he been charged with murder and aggravated robbery, with each coming at a maximum life sentence. He would have never seen a parole board. Manslaughter gave him a chance. Murder would not have.

    And to the other comments. I agree, turning himself in, DNA, confessed to his brother who called authorities. Which is it that got him caught. Or do we just throw them all into a blind bag and pick out what it is and then that’s what we get. Yes, this article could have been better written.

  • Utahnareapeculiarpeople Salt Lake City, UT
    June 18, 2019 1:09 p.m.

    "Man free for 13 years after Utah murder 'always figured I would pay for it'"

    Might want to ask your legal expert about this. I don't think manslaughter is murder.

  • AZKID Mapleton, UT
    June 18, 2019 12:46 p.m.

    So which was it? Did DNA evidence lead to his arrest, or did his brother turn him in? And what is that about him confessing early on but there was no body that had been discovered "yet"? Kind of some important details missing or confused in this story.