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Man charged in drive-by shooting ordered to stand trial

February 14, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man charged in a fatal drive-by shooting has been ordered to stand trial.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports a district court judge on Tuesday determined prosecutors had presented enough evidence to move forward in the case against 18-year-old Woods Cross resident Javier Saldana-Ibarra.

Saldana-Ibarra has been charged with first-degree felony murder and other counts. The charges stem from the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy in August.

Police have said two teens were standing outside a Magna home when a white sedan driving by fired multiple shots at them. One of the teens died from his wounds.

Defense attorney Bel-Ami de Montreux says prosecutors are basing their case mostly on circumstantial evidence.

The newspaper reports authorities believe four people participated in the shooting. Only Saldana-Ibarra has been arrested.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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