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Judge: Not Avaiable
Court: 5th Judicial District Court, Iron County, Utah
Plaintiff's Attorney: Iron County Utah District Attorney's Office
Description: Cedar City, Utah criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with murder.
Jacob Wayne Schmidt was accused of hitting a man he knew with a vehicle. The victim, age 37, was transported to the Cedar City Hospital after being hit by Schmidt's vehicle in the Home Depot Parking lot September 7, 2020 after a conflict between the two men.
Chad Dotson prosecuted the case.
"Jacob Schmidt killed a man in broad daylight over a petty argument and the sum of $400. This kind of senseless act of violence is not tolerated in our community. The loss of life is a tragedy and my heart goes out to the family and friends of the victim John Sineath," Dotson said.
"Witnesses described the Dodge Stratus as driving toward the victim while a female witness was walking with him and nearly hitting them and then the Dodge Stratus turning around and then hitting and running over the victim as he was trying to run away," the documents said.
Outcome: Defendant was found guilty.