- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Supreme Court has ruled that a man convicted of killing a retired Brigham Young University professor in 2009 will not get a new trial.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1VtwLPX ) that the high court ruled Thursday that 28-year-old Martin Cameron Bond’s conviction will not be overturned. Bond’s attorneys had argued that Utah County prosecutors tried to sneak evidence into his 2013 trial while questioning his co-defendant, Benjamin David Rettig.

Bond was found guilty of aggravated murder, kidnapping, burglary and robbery and was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the slaying of 70-year-old Kay Mortensen. Rettig pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and aggravated kidnapping.

Prosecutors say Rettig and Bond broke into Mortensen’s home to steal his weapons collection. During the burglary, they say Rettig pointed a gun at Mortensen while Bond slashed the man’s throat.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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