Homicide

The Latest: Dad, son could face death in rail worker slaying

  • FILE - This image provided by the Davis County Sheriff shows Flint Wayne Harrison. Flint Wayne Harrison and his son, Dereck James "DJ" Harrison, on the run from police after tying up five women in a Utah basement, abducted and killed a rail line worker, Wyoming prosecutors said Tuesday, June 28, 2016. The Lincoln County Attorney's Office charged Flint Wayne Harrison and his son, Dereck James "DJ" Harrison, with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of Kay Porter Ricks. (Davis County Sheriff via AP, File)

    FILE - This image provided by the Davis County Sheriff shows Flint Wayne Harrison. Flint Wayne Harrison and his son, Dereck James "DJ" Harrison, on the run from police after tying up five women in a Utah basement, abducted and killed a rail line worker, Wyoming prosecutors said Tuesday, June 28, 2016. The Lincoln County Attorney's Office charged Flint Wayne Harrison and his son, Dereck James "DJ" Harrison, with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of Kay Porter Ricks. (Davis County Sheriff via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This May 23, 2016, file photo, Dereck "DJ" Harrison leaves the courtroom at the Farmington, Utah, Courthouse. Harrison and his father on the run from police after tying up five women in a Utah basement abducted and killed a rail line worker, Wyoming prosecutors said Tuesday, June 28.  The Lincoln County Attorney's Office charged Flint Wayne Harrison and Dereck James Harrison, with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of Kay Porter Ricks.  (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

    FILE - This May 23, 2016, file photo, Dereck "DJ" Harrison leaves the courtroom at the Farmington, Utah, Courthouse. Harrison and his father on the run from police after tying up five women in a Utah basement abducted and killed a rail line worker, Wyoming prosecutors said Tuesday, June 28. The Lincoln County Attorney's Office charged Flint Wayne Harrison and Dereck James Harrison, with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of Kay Porter Ricks. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 18, 2016, file photo, a yellow ribbon is tied below a photo of Utah Transit Authority employee Kay Porter Ricks at the UTA Trax Ballpark station in Salt Lake City. A father and son on the run from police after tying up five women in a Utah basement abducted and killed a rail line worker, Wyoming prosecutors said Tuesday, June 28. The Lincoln County Attorney's Office charged Flint Wayne Harrison and his son, Dereck James "DJ" Harrison, with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of Ricks.  (Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP)  SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUT

    FILE - In this May 18, 2016, file photo, a yellow ribbon is tied below a photo of Utah Transit Authority employee Kay Porter Ricks at the UTA Trax Ballpark station in Salt Lake City. A father and son on the run from police after tying up five women in a Utah basement abducted and killed a rail line worker, Wyoming prosecutors said Tuesday, June 28. The Lincoln County Attorney's Office charged Flint Wayne Harrison and his son, Dereck James "DJ" Harrison, with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of Ricks. (Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP) SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; TV OUT  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on two men accused of kidnapping and killing a Utah train worker after tying up five women in a basement (all times local):

2:10 p.m.

A father and son could face the death penalty if convicted of abducting and killing a Utah rail-line worker while on the run from police after allegedly tying up five women in a basement.

Wyoming prosecutor Spencer Allred declined to say whether he'll seek capital punishment in the murder and kidnapping case filed against Flint and Dereck Harrison on Tuesday.

Authorities say the men were hiding out near where 63-year-old victim Kay Ricks was working on Salt Lake City's light-rail system. Prosecutors say they grabbed him during his May 12 shift and drove him in his transit authority truck to Wyoming, where they pulled off the road and beat him to death.

Two men were arrested after a dayslong manhunt and are being held on kidnapping and other charges in Utah.

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12:45 p.m.

Wyoming prosecutors say a father and son on the run from police after tying up five women in a basement abducted and killed a Utah rail worker.

The Lincoln County Attorney's Office charged Flint Wayne Harrison and his son, Dereck James "DJ" Harrison, with first-degree murder and kidnapping Tuesday.

A police statement says an autopsy determined that 63-year-old Kay Porter Ricks died of blows to the head.

Ricks vanished during his May 12 shift maintaining Salt Lake City's light rail system. Police say the Harrisons were hiding out close to where Ricks was working after restraining a woman and her four teenage daughters.

Authorities say they later found Ricks' body along the route the Harrisons likely took to flee to Wyoming. His truck was found near their remote campsite.