UT - MacKenzie "Kenzie" Lueck, 23, Salt Lake City, 17 June 2019 #19 *ARREST*

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  1. Anance

    Anance Well-Known Member

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    The employees may have been instructed to say they weren't aware of any criminal investigation. Par for the course in these situations.
     
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    The employees may have been instructed to say they weren't aware of any criminal investigation — Par for the course in these situations.
     
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  3. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Friday, December 20th:
    *Preliminary Hearing (re 2018 sexual assault case) (@ am MT) - UT – MacKenzie “Kenzie” Lueck (23) (June 17, 2019, Salt Lake City, reported missing June 20, 2019, found June 26, 2019 charred female human tissue & bone, part of her scalp with hair, burned cell phone & personal belongings (clothing) burned & buried in his Salt Lake City backyard; body found July 3, 2019 in Logan Canyon (about 85 miles north of Salt Lake City).) - *Ayoola Adisa Ajayi aka “Joy” & “AJ” (31) arrested & charged (6/28/19) & formally charged (7/10/19) with criminal homicide 1st degree felony aggravated murder, 1st degree aggravated kidnapping, 2nd degree desecration of a body & 3rd degree obstruction of justice. No plea entered yet. Held without bond.
    Court hearings from 6/30/19 thru 7/29/19 reference post #645 here:
    Found Deceased - UT - MacKenzie "Kenzie" Lueck, 23, Salt Lake City, 17 June 2019 #19 *ARREST*

    8/26/19 Update on scheduling conference hearing – next hearing on 10/7. 10/7/19 Update: The judge scheduled a two-day preliminary hearing for March 11–12, 2020. Evidence will be presented at the preliminary hearing to see if the case will advance to trial.
    *Charged (8/13/19) with 19 counts of 2nd degree possessing child pornography (sexual exploitation of a minor).
    8/13/19 Update: An additional 19 charges were filed Tuesday of possessing child pornography. The images are mostly of children between the ages of 4 and 8 years old, the charges state.
    8/23/19 Update: Preliminary hearing on 9/9. 9/9/19 Update: Next preliminary hearing on 10/21. No update since 12/18.

    *Charged (8/20/19) with 1st degree felony aggravated kidnapping & 3 counts of 2nd degree felony forcible sexual abuse. No plea entered yet. (2018 sex assault).
    Trial set to begin in February No date given (2-day trial).
    Court info from 8/20/19 thru 10/21/19 reference post #834 here:
    Found Deceased - UT - MacKenzie "Kenzie" Lueck, 23, Salt Lake City, 17 June 2019 #19 *ARREST*

    11/20/19 Update: Third District Judge Vernice Trease sided with prosecutors & the woman’s attorney Wednesday, finding Utah’s victim rights law protects the woman from being forced to take the stand at a remaining portion of a preliminary hearing next week (11/27).
    11/27/19 Update:
    Judge Vernice Trease said she will rule Dec. 20 on whether prosecutors have met their burden of probable cause to support the kidnapping charge. In the meantime, she scheduled a two-day jury trial to begin in February on three counts of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.
     
  4. girlhasnoname

    girlhasnoname Well-Known Member

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    #JusticeForKenzie

    Peace and comfort to Kenzie's family and friends during the wait.
     
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  5. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

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    DEC 21, 2019
    Suspect in California student Mackenzie Lueck's slaying will stand trial in sexual assault case

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    A man accused of killing a Utah college student was ordered Friday to stand trial on charges he sexually assaulted another woman he met on a dating site more than a year before the slaying.

    Ayoola Ajayi, 31, pleaded not guilty to felony kidnapping and three counts of forcible sexual abuse.

    […]

    Ajayi was also charged with sexual exploitation of a minor after investigators discovered child pornography on his computer.

    He has not yet entered pleas to those charges, and his lawyers have not commented.
     
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    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

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    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

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    DEC 20, 2019
    Man accused of killing Mackenzie Lueck to stand trial in separate sex assault case
    […]

    Third District Judge Vernice Trease ruled Friday the evidence against Ayoola Adisa Ajayi meets the standard of probable cause in each of four criminal charges. A trial was scheduled to begin in February.

    The 31-year-old Ajayi, shackled and in a yellow jail uniform, hung his head as the judge read her order. ...

    Trease entered not guilty pleas on his behalf to charges of aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony; and three counts of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.

    […]
     
  8. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Sure wish they would put actual dates of the hearings in the articles...

    If anyone sees any - please post!

    I need the one for 2018 assault - in February.

    Also the 19 counts of possession of child porno - in March.

    I have MacKenzie's case on 3/11 & 3/12.

    TIA!
    And Merry Christmas to you all here! [​IMG]
     
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  10. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    @PommyMommy - wondering if you can access Utah court site?

    I need the one for 2018 assault - in February - I have no date.

    Also the 19 counts of possession of child porno - sometime in March.

    I have MacKenzie's case on 3/11 & 3/12.

    TIA if you can! :)
     
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  11. dixiegirl1035

    dixiegirl1035 Well-Known Member

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    I just checked, but not sure the right court system. It is the Salt Lake court calendar at Court Calendar and it notes that the view only goes 30 days out. (The article did say LATE February iirc) I didn't find anything at the search link. I did contact a few of the reporters that have been covering the case to ask them. Since it is Sunday, they may not answer until Monday, if they do answer that is.

    Pommy may be able to find out if that is the right link to search, as I may have the wrong court link? She's an expert!

    ETA: I looked up the judge, Third District Judge Vernice Trease, and s/he is with the 3rd district court at Utah Courts - Searching District Court Records at the Courthouse

    Searching District Court Records at the Courthouse
    Public terminals for searching district court cases are available at most district court locations. Please contact the court directly to verify that you can access district court data via public terminals in that location.

    Public terminals are also available at the State Law Library.

    District court case records are also available through a web-based subscription service called XChange. [
    Email a completed agreement to the Administrative Office of the Courts at aoccs@utcourts.gov. Please include the word XChange in the subject line to be sure your email is directed properly. After approving and setting up the account, we will reply via email with login and payment instructions (usually within 48 business hours).

    There is an initial fee of $25.00 that is required to establish the account. The subscription fee for each month is $30.00 for up to 200 searches. After 200 searches in a month, the cost of a search is $0.10/search until the next billing cycle starts on the first of the next month. A search is defined as each time the user searches by a specific parameter, such as name, case number or other criteria. Documents are available in some cases. The cost of accessing a document is $0.50.]


    Information on district court cases may also be obtained from a clerk in any district court location.

    [​IMG] NOTE: In municipalities where justice courts exist, class B or C misdemeanors, infractions or small claims cases may be filed at the justice court. Please contact the justice court where the case was filed for information about those case types.
     
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  12. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Boy @dixiegirl1035 - you did alot of searching! Thanks!

    I've moved my notes on 3 cases to the appropriate months.

    Here's what I have:
    2018 sexual assault - late January - no date
    MacKenzie's case - March 11 & 12.
    child porn - late March - no date

    and you are correct - I have mentioned in my notes "no access-must pay" to get into court site. Oh well - guess we have to rely on articles - or your reporter friends! (LOL!) Hope they get back to you - at least you know "what" dates I need now! :)
     
  13. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Also,

    I bookmarked this Court Calendar, but when i click on it - it just twirls around & nothing comes up.... So maybe I'll put your name down in my notes to check this out? Is that okay with you? TIA if you can! [​IMG]
     
  14. dixiegirl1035

    dixiegirl1035 Well-Known Member

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    Third District Judge Vernice Trease is not at that link, only found at that link
    Assigned courtrooms are as follows:

    Judge Landau- Courtroom 1

    Judge Baxter- Courtroom 2

    Judge Robison- Courtroom 3

    Judge Magid- Courtroom 4

    Judge Peters- Courtroom 5

    I did an ETA on my post as I found that judge is with the third district court, and all of their stuff is subscription only. So, I won't be able to help. Sorry! Let's hope the reporters respond as that's all I can do at this time unless @PommyMommy can assist.
     
  15. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thanks (again!) @dixiegirl1035 ! Hopefully one of the reporters will get back to you! :)

    I've been trying NOT to follow cases in States that I can't access court sites anymore... saves some headaches for me and not bothering other people on here! :)
     
  16. PommyMommy

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    Sorry guys, I can't help with this one. I ran into the same thing you did, dixiegirl. Thanks for going the extra mile and reaching out to the reporters! :) MOO
     
  17. Peppery

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    Wow, March for ML trial. That seems so fast. I’m sure the waiting is painful for her family and friends but with such a complicated case it seems we rarely see a trial in less than a year. I’m looking forward to justice for Kenzie but this is going to be an excruciating one to follow.
     
  18. ClaireNC

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    Checking in. Thinking about Mackenzie and her family today.
     
  19. dixiegirl1035

    dixiegirl1035 Well-Known Member

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    Not one of the reporters ever responded to my email inquiry, FYI. That is surprising.
     
  20. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Oh that's a shame.... hopefully there will be an article with the February soon!! ;)
     

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