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Salt Lake Tribune courts and crime reporter.

I cover seven district courts in the state of Utah. My stories can be found at You can follow me on Twitter: @jm_miller.

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The story from today's court hearing for Jayden Sterzer: ‘I didn’t know evil could be so young,’ father says of Utah teen who killed his 12-year-old daughter: 
Judge Michie orders that Sterzer be placed in a juvenile secure care facility. (It's expected that he will remain there until he is 21 years old, where he will then be sentenced to adult prison.)
Judge speaking to Sterzer now, says that while he has had some difficult challenges in his life, it doesn't excuse what happened. "What you did to Kailey shocks the conscience. And it shocks it to the core."
A letter from Sterzer is read aloud: "I am sorry for what happened. I wish I could go back in time and make it so it never happened. ... She would have had a better life if I had never done anything."
"I'm really pissed off, your Honor," Kailey's father says. "You have a right to be," Judge Michie responds.
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