BOUNTIFUL — The Utah Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in the case of a Bountiful man who is asking the court to throw out his sentence of life in prison for without parole, which he received after being convicted of aggravated murder.
David Edward Drommond allegedly killed his ex-wife Janeil Bradley* and wounded her father as the pair dropped the couple’s two children off during a court-ordered visitation, on Aug. 28, 2005.
In his appeal, Drommond claims the sentencing jury should not have heard about his violent interactions with his ex-wife, his desire to terrorize her before the murder, his desire to kill the rest of her family and his lack of remorse. He also claims his attorney was ineffective for not putting on more information about his mental illness.
*Janeil Bradley's name has been corrected since this article was first published.