SALT LAKE CITY — One of the two men accused of kidnapping a family of five before murdering a Utah Transit Authority employee in Wyoming is scheduled to appear in court for a sentencing hearing Monday morning.
The hearing for Dereck James “DJ” Harrison is on the kidnapping charges he faces in Davis County. He was accused of luring a woman and her four daughters into a house in Centerville before tying them up in the basement.
The women were able to escape and call police.
Harrison pleaded guilty to five counts of aggravated kidnapping in September.
D.J. Harrison also faces murder charges in Wyoming for the death of Kay Ricks, a UTA employee, who D.J. and his father abducted, according to police.
D.J.’s father, Flint Harrison, committed suicide in prison back in July.
Lincoln County, Wyoming, officials say the homicide case will proceed as planned once the case in Utah wraps up.