Sherry Black Murder Follow-Up #2

This story by Paul Koepp of the Deseret News, unlike the one I linked to yesterday, seems competently written, and sheds light on a few items that were previously unclear, namely:

  1. Suspect Lorin Nielsen pleaded guilty in April 2009 to theft, a third-degree felony, and theft by deception, a second-degree felony.
  2. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, which means he would have been out on of jail at the time of Black’s murder.
  3. “Nielsen was booked into Salt Lake County Jail on Monday for a violation of his probation in the theft case. Detectives, however, would not say whether he is being investigated in connection with the homicide.”
  4. He was a member of “the Kearns Town ICP gang.”

Amazing how competent writing makes things so much clearer, isn’t it?

I’m not going to pretend to be an Internet Columbo, able to ascertain Nielsen’s guilt or innocence from a handful of news articles. But if he did kill Sherry Black, he’s too stupid (not to mention too evil) to live. Gee, you don’t think police might be able to connect the murder of a central figure (albeit an inadvertent one) in your last crime? Not only did it not take Sherlock Holmes to crack that case, it didn’t even take his dim half-brother Hiram, who works the fryolater at the Hildale Dairy Queen…

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2 Responses to “Sherry Black Murder Follow-Up #2”

  1. Esther Nielsen says:

    He is my brother. He didn’t murder anybody.. you dont know what you are talking about! If you don’t know for sure that it is him, keep your mouth shut!!

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