GR man charged with murder

A Green River man faces a charge of first degree murder after a child’s death at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Christopher James Nielsen, 26, was initially arrested Nov. 14 and charged with aggravated child abuse, but those charges were amended last week following the child’s death at the hospital Thanksgiving Day. He was placed on a $1 million cash or surety bond and is in the Sweetwater County Detention Center. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Dec. 11.

According to court documents, the Green River Police Department was notified of a medical call involving a five-year-old boy suffering from...


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