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Green River man indicted for murder

Indictment stems from 2009 death of 2-year-old

 

Sweetwater County Detention Center photo

Jacob Anglesey

A Green River man who was indicted for first-degree murder Wednesday could face life in prison or the death penalty if convicted of the crime.

Jacob Anglesey, 34, of Green River, was indicted by a grand jury convened by Judicial District Court Judge Nena James for the 2009 death of Konnor Allen, a 2-year-old boy.

According to information released by the Sweetwater County Attorney's Office, on March 9, 2009, emergency crews responded to Allen’s home in Green River after receiving a call from Anglesey stating that the child was unresponsive following a fall.

Allen was transported to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County and was transferred by Life Flight to the Intermountain Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City. Despite medical efforts, Allen could not recover from the head trauma he sustained. He was pronounced dead on March 10, 2009.

Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office was notified and they contacted the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation to conduct an investigation. DCI presented its initial findings to a special prosecutor, requested by then Sweetwater County Attorney Brett Johnson, and appointed by the Sweetwater County Commissioners on March 12, 2009. After reviewing the investigation, the appointed special prosecutor declined to initiate charges, but the case remained open with DCI.

In 2015, DCI agents presented their findings and expert reports to Sweetwater County Attorney Daniel Erramouspe. The investigation presented alleged inconsistent statements from Anglesey as to the cause of Allen’s injuries, and the medical exam report. Also included were medical reports citing the injuries to Allen were caused by non-accidental trauma.

Anglesey was arrested Wednesday and is being held at the Sweetwater County Detention Center on a $1 million cash or surety bond.

 

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