FARMINGTON, Utah – The Latest on the sentencing of a Utah man who pleaded guilty to tying up five people in a Utah basement (all times local):
A man who pleaded guilty to tying up five people in a Utah basement has been sentenced to at least 30 years up to life in prison, clearing the way for him to face murder charges in Wyoming that could carry the death penalty.
Dereck James "DJ" Harrison is expected to be extradited shortly after his sentencing Monday in Utah.
Authorities say the 23-year-old man and his father killed a train worker in Wyoming while on the run from police after restraining and beating a woman and her four daughters. The woman and her daughters escaped.
Police say the suspects hid in the Salt Lake City area before kidnapping the 63-year-old man and beating him to death.
They were arrested in Wyoming after a manhunt.
Harrison's father Flint Harrison killed himself in jail.
A man who pleaded guilty to tying up five people in a Utah basement is set to be sentenced Monday before he's taken to Wyoming to face charges alleging he killed a train worker there while on the run from police.
Dereck James "DJ" Harrison faces at least 15 years and up to life in prison. Authorities say he and his father restrained and beat a woman and her four teenage daughters in Utah before they escaped.
Police say the two men got away, grabbed the worker and beat him to death on their way to a remote Wyoming hideout.
They were arrested after a five-day manhunt, but father Flint Harrison later killed himself in jail.
Dereck Harrison is expected to be sent to Wyoming after sentencing in Utah.