08242017

UV crime: Murder conviction, pot brownies

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Murder sentencing

Danny Logue was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison without parole for aggravated murder in the death of Andy Purcell in 2011. Prosecutors have said Yuri Lara hired Logue and Darrell Morris to beat Purcell because Lara thought Purcell had given information to police about his drug dealing. Lara and Morris pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

A judge also sentenced Logue to one to 15 years in prison for possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and one to 15 years in prison for obstructing justice. All three sentences will be consecutive.

Provo woman still missing

Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado is 26 years old, 5-foot-4 and 125 pounds. She has long black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen at 384 West Center Street in Provo. (Photo courtesy Provo police)

Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado is 26 years old, 5-foot-4 and 125 pounds. She has long black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen at 384 West Center Street in Provo. (Photo courtesy Provo police)

Provo police are still looking for Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado, who went missing on April 16.

They’ve gotten information from her school, the Nomen Language School, interviewed fellow students and her teachers, searched the route she took to and from school several times, passed out fliers, contacted many other law enforcement agencies, talked to sex offenders, listed her in several missing/endangered databases, followed up on leads in Washington, Virginia and Alabama, used search dogs and much more. There are 30 people in the department working on her case and have put in 3,500 hours toward finding her. There’s a $15,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts. Twenty-six-year-old Salgado was last seen walking home from her school, Nomen Global Language School in Provo, at around 2 p.m. Her cell phone hasn’t been used, she hasn’t logged into social media accounts and there’s been no activity on her financial accounts since she was last seen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Provo Police Department at (801) 852-6210.

Pot brownies don’t mean jail

Orem police say a man was arguing with his family on Monday and wanted to go to jail, so he gave police some pot brownies. All he got was a citation.

Meagan Grunwald convicted

Meagan Dakota Grunwald, 17, (Photo courtesy Utah County)

Meagan Dakota Grunwald, 17, (Photo courtesy Utah County)

A jury early Saturday morning convicted 18-year-old Meagan Grunwald of 11 charges, including murder and attempted murder, for her role in the 2014 shooting death of Utah County Deputy Cory Wride and the shooting of Utah County Deputy Greg Sherwood.

Prosecutors say 27-year-old Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui shot Wride through a truck window during a traffic stop near Eagle Mountain, then later during a chase shot Sherwood. Then 17-year-old Grunwald, Garcia-Jauregui’s girlfriend, was driving the truck. Her attorneys argued that she was an unwilling participant.

She faces up to life in prison.

Mailed blade

A man convicted of murder in 2011 is now being investigated for reportedly mailing a razor blade to 4th District Judge Lynn Davis.

Ramon Somoza is serving a prison sentence for killing Jesus Landin at the Apollo in American Fork in 2009. Prosecutors say he mailed legal paperwork to the judge, with a blade attached to it.

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