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Utah Argues in Bench Trial Negligent Homicide Occurred at Duchesne County Jail

October 6, 2022

Today, Utah Assistant Attorney General Craig Peterson completed final arguments in the negligent homicide trial of 54-year-old Jana Clyde of Duchesne. Clyde, previously a nurse at the Duchesne County Jail, was charged after an inmate in her care died of dehydration after five days at the jail.

In June 2022, a jury considered the case and was unable to reach a verdict. Eighth District Judge Don M. Torgerson declared a mistrial after the jury deadlocked after about 10 hours of deliberation.

Judge Torgerson will consider the case and issue a verdict within 30 days.