With Grand County Justice Court Judge David Tubbs facing mandatory retirement upon his 70th birthday in a few months, the Grand County Council on Aug. 6 voted 5-0 to appoint Vice Chair Terry Morse and Members Mary McGann and Curtis Wells to a Justice Court Judge Nominating Commission.
A state law that requires judges in Utah to retire at age 70 has created a vacancy in Grand County Justice Court. Judge David Tubbs will have to step down from the position on Nov. 3.
This story was originally published by The San Juan Record.
Grand County residents can witness the Utah Court of Appeals in action Oct. 18 when judges take up an appeal of a lawsuit filed over a controversial plan to build a resort on state land in the Sand Flats Recreation Area.
Omar Guerro will spend more than three decades in Utah State Prison following his conviction on murder and aggravated kidnapping counts, along with another felony conviction related to being a prohibited possessor of a firearm.
A Moab man was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison after a jury in St. George convicted him of first-degree murder in the June 2, 2018 stabbing death of 33-year-old St. George resident Elizabeth Carter.
The first jury to be seated for a murder case in Grand County in at least 14 years rendered a mixed verdict in the trial of Omar Guerro Friday evening, May 31.
The narrative that opposing attorneys provide to jurors when they present their respective opening statements during a trial is not evidence. That’s the role of witnesses, and one of them has devastating news for defendant Omar Guerro, also known as Martin Armenta and several other names, who faces murder and three aggravated kidnapping counts. It’s also alleged he was a prohibited possessor of a firearm.