Man Accused of Murder Makes Second Court Appearance

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    By Jacquelyn Springgay

    An Orem man, who faces charges of the aggravated murder of his girlfriend, appeared in court Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006.

    On Tuesday, Judge Anthony Schofield told Keith L. Morton that he might face the death penalty. Thursday afternoon, Morton stood in front of Judge James Taylor for his second appearance.

    On Oct. 16, Orem police officers responded to a report of a disturbance at an Orem residence, 723 S. 1200 West, where Tonya Nash was lying on the ground. Tonya Nash was taken to the Timpanogos hospital where she was pronounced dead.

    Police arrested Morton and took him to Utah County Jail. He is currently residing there and being charged with aggravated murder, a capitol offense.

    After talking to Morton”s attorney during his appearance Thursday, Judge Taylor rescheduled Morton”s waive preliminary hearing for Nov. 30 at 1:30 p.m. in the Provo 4th District Court.

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