Mentally Ill Ballard Man Enters Guilty Plea in Brother’s Murder

A Ballard man accused of killing his brother in 2015 entered a Guilty plea in 8th District Court this month. Craig Anthony Antonio was arrested on murder charges on April 17th, 2015 for the death of his 23-year-old brother. Roosevelt Police were called to a Ballard residence on the evening of April 11th, 2015 where 23-year-old Tyson Antonio was found deceased. According to Roosevelt Police, autopsy revealed that the preliminary cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head from a small caliber weapon. An investigation by Roosevelt Police, Uintah County Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Indian Affairs led to the arrest of 27-year-old Craig Antonio. Charging documents state that the brothers were under the influence of methamphetamine when the murder took place. Judge Clark McClellan ordered Antonio complete “competency restoration services” at the Utah State Hospital where Antonio was declared mentally ill and he primarily remained since his arrest. Court documents show his plea listed as “Guilty - Mentally Ill.” He is scheduled for sentencing on February 8th.


Kristin Baldwin

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