KEMMERER — The man accused of kidnapping and murdering a Utah Transit Authority maintenance worker pleaded guilty today in district court in Kemmerer. DJ Harrison, in a plea deal that will keep prosecutors from pursuing the death penalty, admitted to the crimes from last May.
Harrison admitted that he played a role in the kidnapping and murder of Kay Porter Ricks, though he placed much of the blame on his father, Flint Harrison, who hanged himself in a Utah jail last year.
DJ Harrison's sentencing will be on May 17, in Kemmerer.
This story is developing. Check back for updates and make sure to check Thursday's Kemmerer Gazette for more details.