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Arizona man gets prison for killing Utah rehab ranch staffer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Arizona man has been sentenced to prison for the brutal slaying of one worker and assault on a second staffer at a southern Utah ranch for troubled teens in 2016.

A 6th District Court judge on Thursday ordered 19-year-old Clay Brewer to serve at least five years and up to life on the murder conviction and at least one year and up to 15 years for the assault.

The sentences will run concurrently.

Authorities say Brewer, of Snowflake, killed 61-year-old James “Jimmy” Woolsey with a metal fire poker as he tried to escape the Turn-About Ranch in Garfield County five days after he arrived in December 2016.

Brewer injured another staff member by striking her in the head before stealing her car and leading deputies on a brief chase.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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