Utah Man Gets Life in Prison
…for shooting victims giving him WRONG directions.
A Murray man will spend the rest of his life behind bars, for one moment of rage he can never take back.
31 year old Christian C. Sweeten, pleaded guilty to the aggravated murders of Michael T. Ehlert and Anthony M. Gaines back in August 2011, after Sweeten asked the two victims for directions and ended up back where he started.
Sweeten, who turned himself into police hours later, initially claimed he was acting in self-defense when he shot each man in the back…. Huh?!
He was sentenced to two consecutive 20 years to life terms on the aggravated murder charges, and took a plea deal after prosecutors planned to seek the death penalty in the case.
Note to self: Next time you give directions, make sure they are correct, your life may depend on it.