- Associated Press - Monday, October 24, 2016

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to tying up five people in a Utah basement is set to be sentenced Monday before he’s taken to Wyoming to face charges alleging he killed a train worker there while on the run from police.

Dereck James “DJ” Harrison faces at least 15 years and up to life in prison. Authorities say he and his father restrained and beat a woman and her four teenage daughters in Utah before they escaped.

Police say the two men got away, grabbed the worker and beat him to death on their way to a remote Wyoming hideout.

They were arrested after a five-day manhunt, but father Flint Harrison later killed himself in jail.

Dereck Harrison is expected to be sent to Wyoming after sentencing in Utah.

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