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West Point teen pleads guilty to killing younger brothers
by DAN METCALF, JR.
Jun 18, 2014 | 892 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Aza Vidinhar appears in Farmington's 2nd District Court on June 18, 2013 - Pool photo
Aza Vidinhar appears in Farmington's 2nd District Court on June 18, 2013 - Pool photo
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FARMINGTON – A 16-year-old boy from West Point was sentenced to prison on Wednesday for the 2013 murder of his two younger brothers.

The boy pleaded guilty in Farmington’s 2nd District court on Wednesday.

According to a release from the Davis County attorney’s office, Aza Vidinhar was charged with two counts of Murder in relation to the killing of his two younger brothers.

In Juvenile Court Wednesday, Aza admitted to a single count of murder and was sentenced to secure confinement under the care of the Youth Parole Authority. An additional count of murder was transferred to District Court where Aza also entered a plea of guilty.

Sentencing in the District Court was postponed pending completion of his sentence in Juvenile Court. At sentencing, he will then be committed to the Utah State Prison for an indeterminate term of 15 years to life, the release said.

The release also said Vidinhar will receive the benefit of resources available in the juvenile justice system as he matures.

The county attorney also said that public safety concerns would be addressed by moving Aza into the adult system when he has completed his Juvenile Court sentence, and that the adult Board of Pardons will ultimately decide if and when he may be released from prison.

Vidinhar’s brothers, 4-year-old Benjie and 10-year-old Alex were found dead in their West Point home by their mother on May 22, 2013. Police say both boys had been stabbed. The boys’ father was away from home serving on active duty in the military at the time and Aza was babysitting when the murders happened.

Aza was found wandering the streets of Layton hours later. He was later charged as an adult.

 

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