Additional Charges in Family Poaching Cases

A family member of the former Utah couple found Guilty of poaching is also facing poaching charges. William and Jennifer Thompson will both pay restitution and serve time in Uintah County Jail, in 2-day increments, after being sentenced in March on multiple instances of poaching elk and deer. Jennifer Thompson’s stepfather, George Walsh, has been charged with three counts of felony Wanton Destruction of Protected Wildlife for offenses that took place in September 2016. Walsh made his initial appearance in 8th District Court in October and subsequent hearings have been held by telephone as he lives out of state. A status hearing for Walsh is scheduled for April 17th.


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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.