COUNCIL CHRONICLE – As Jerrod Baum’s trial continues, new and horrific details come to light in the case of the abandoned mine shaft double murder. This week, prosecutors reveal that sadistic Utah man forced Powell’s girl to watch while he pummeled and stabbed to death her boyfriend before tossing his body in the mine shaft.
Baum’s Girlfriend Might Have Witnessed the Abandoned Mine Shaft Double Murder
On Tuesday, Baum was brought before a Utah jury to answer for the slayings of 17-year-old Brelynne Otteson, and 18-year-old Riley Powell, whose bodies were found inside a Salt Lake abandoned mine shaft.
According to court documents, Baum decided to kill Powell and his girlfriend because he grew tired of seeing the couple visiting Morgan Henderson, Baum’s 34-year-old girlfriend. Henderson told the authorities that Baum has been acting strangely ever since he returned home to find her talking to Powell and Otteson.
After the couple left, Baum allegedly told Henderson that she doesn’t like seeing her in the company of other men and that he will kill them.
The prosecution reveals that Baum kidnapped Powell and Otteson, tied them up in Powell’s jeep, and drove to the abandoned mine shaft, located 70 miles off Salt Lake City.
Investigators discovered that, at the time of the abandoned mine shaft double murder, Baum was accompanied by Henderson, who forced her to get into the jeep.
Baum told the investigators that after ordering the couple in the mine, he forced Otteson to watch as he savagely beat and later stabs her boyfriend. After bearing witness to Baum’s cruelty, the man slit the girl’s throat with a hunting knife.
Although no evidence ties Henderson to the double homicide, the investigators believe that the woman might be withholding information about the case. Baum’s girlfriend might also be sentenced.
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