Murder charge filed in troubled-kid ranch attack

Screen grab from www.turnaboutranch.com
Screen grab from www.turnaboutranch.com

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Prosecutors are charging a teenager with aggravated murder in a fatal attack on a worker at a southern Utah ranch for troubled teens.

Garfield County attorneys filed charges Friday in the death of 61-year-old Jimmy Woolsey.

Police say he was attacked from behind with a weapon after he came to check on a group of teens sitting around a campfire.

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Police say the 17-year-old Clay Brewer from Arizona also assaulted a second worker and stole her car before he was arrested by deputies on their way to the Turn-About Ranch, about 300 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Prosecutors charged Brewer as an adult under Utah laws that allow juveniles accused in serious cases to be charged directly as adults.

It was not immediately clear if the suspect has an attorney.



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