Tribal Member Charged with August Murder

A member of the Ute Tribe has been charged in U.S. District Court for a murder that took place in Randlett on August 13th. The Daily Progress reports that 27-year-old Trent Sowsonicut was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday on charges of second-degree murder and discharge of a firearm during a violent crime. Authorities confirm that the charge is a result of the death of 28-year-old Leroy Eagle Murray in August. The maximum penalty if convicted is life in prison. Sowsonicut has been in tribal custody but will be transferred to federal custody before his appearance in court next week. 


Kristin Baldwin

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.