Man Accused In Surprise Deadly Stabbing Of Father Considers Plea Deal

LOGAN, Utah (AP) – A Smithfield man accused of stabbing his father to death is expected to enter a plea in the case next month.

Attorney Bryan Galloway says his client, 25-year-old Shane Alan Hallstrom, will return to court for a plea hearing on Oct. 13 and at that time he is expected to enter a plea agreement.

Hallstrom is charged with murder in the death of his father, 58-year-old Calvin Leon Hallstrom. The charge carries a potential sentence of 15 years to life in prison.

According to court documents, Shane Hallstrom is accused of inviting his father over to his Smithfield home on April 28. When his father arrived they hugged each other, then Shane Hallstrom jumped onto his father’s back and stabbed him repeatedly in the neck.


Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.


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