A judge today sentenced convicted murderer, Meagan Grunwald, to a minimum of 30 years in prison.
During a nearly 2 hour hearing today, July 8, 2015, 4th District Court Judge Darold McDade sentenced Meagan Grunwald to serve a minimum of 30 years in prison. Grunwald was convicted on May 9, 2015 in the killing of Utah County Sheriff's Sergeant Cory Wride, the wounding of Deputy Greg Sherwood, and the terrorizing of motorists in Utah and Juab counties on January 30, 2014. Along with statements from the defense and prosecution several others also made statements to the judge. Following the statements, including one from Judge McDade himself, he sentenced Grunwald on 8 of the 10 charges to statutory sentences, all to run concurrently with each other. On the charge of Aggravated Murder in the killing of Sergeant Wride Grunwald was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. On the charge of Aggravated Robbery Grunwald was sentenced to 5 years to life in prison. Judge McDade ordered that these 2 sentences run consecutive to each other. This means Grunwald will serve a minimum of 30 years in prison before she will be eligible for parole.
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