Victim’s family devastated over new trial for Utah death-row inmate

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Victim’s family devastated over new trial for Utah death-row inmate

By Pamela Manson
The Salt Lake Tribune

Updated Jul 28, 2010 01:19PM MDT
Twenty-five years after Joyce Yost disappeared, the man who was secretly recorded admitting to her murder has the chance to leave Utah’s death row.

On Tuesday, the Utah Supreme Court ruled that Douglas Anderson Lovell can take back his guilty plea to capital murder and go to trial on charges that he kidnapped and strangled the South Ogden woman in 1985.
The justices said the trial judge who sentenced Lovell to die failed to clearly list all of the rights he was giving up when he pleaded guilty …

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