Crimes happen every day in Utah County, but some crimes stand out and get attention nationwide. These six cases with Utah County ties have been featured on television shows like "Dateline NBC," "20/20" and "48 Hours."
The death of Heidy Truman
Conrad Truman held to his innocence since the day his wife Heidy died of a gunshot wound on Sept. 30, 2012. He was originally convicted in late 2014, but was awarded a new trial in August 2016.
In February 2017, Conrad Truman, previously convicted of murder in the death of his wife, was found not guilty after a second jury trial.
The story of Heidy's death and the subsequent trials were featured on "Dateline" on NBC in an episode titled "As Night Fell" which aired in June 2017.
Murder of Michele MacNeill
Martin MacNeill was incarcerated at the state facility from September 2014 until his death by suicide in April 2017, after he was sentenced for first-degree murder and second-degree obstruction of justice. In November 2013, a jury convicted him of drugging his wife, Michele, and leaving her to drown in a bathtub on April 11, 2007.
In a separate case, a jury convicted MacNeill in July 2014 on second-degree forcible sex abuse for a May 2007 incident involving his adult daughter.
The death of Michele MacNeill drew nationwide attention and was featured on “Dateline NBC,” "20/20" and "48 Hours."
Martin MacNeill practiced psychiatry while Michele MacNeill cared for their four minor daughters.
In March 2007, Martin MacNeill gave Michele MacNeill the gift of a facelift. This gift came sometime after she confronted him about having an affair with Gypsy Willis. Following Michele MacNeill's surgery, she was prescribed medications at Martin MacNeill's request; percocet, Ambien, Valium and Phenergen were found in her system.
Prosecutors argued that Martin MacNeill acted so he could maintain his relationship with Willis, who he subsequently married.
The killing of Kay Mortensen
Martin Bond and Benjamin Rettig’s crimes seemed to be straight out of a thriller novel. Bond killed Kay Mortensen, a former BYU professor, by slitting his throat, but not before burglarizing Mortensen’s home in Payson, tying up his son and daughter-in-law, and leaving them hostage.
The gruesome events caught the eyes of the nation and Bond is now serving a life in prison.
The story was featured on "Dateline NBC" in 2013. It was also featured on "On the Case with Paula Zahn."
The death of Ken Dolezsar
Utah Valley University hockey coach Ken Dolezsar was shot and killed outside of a Village Inn restaurant in Sandy in 2007.
A jury convicted Eugene Christopher Wright on counts of murder and aggravated robbery in 2010. He was sentenced to consecutive terms of 15 years to life and five years to life Friday for the murder.
The case was featured on "Dateline NBC" in 2012 in an episode titled "Suspicion."
The killing of Brian Watkins
In 1990, 22-year-old Provo resident Brian Watkins was stabbed and killed while visiting New York City on vacation. Watkins was in New York to see the U.S. Open tennis tournament with his family when he was stabbed in a robbing in a subway station.
Johnny Hincapie spent 25 years in prison for the killing, proclaiming his innocence throughout his time there. His conviction was vacated in 2015 and officials chose to dismiss the case rather than retry him.
The case was featured on "Dateline NBC" in 2015.
The shooting death of Sgt. Cory Wride
Meagan Grunwald was just 17 when her boyfriend at the time, Jose Angel Garcia-Juaregui, shot and killed Sgt. Cory Wride with the Utah County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 30, 2014.
While she never fired a single bullet, she was convicted of Wride's murder in summer 2015.
The story of her courtship with Garcia-Juaregui and their subsequent crime spree was detailed in Discovery ID's show "Forbidden: Dying for Love" in an episode entitled "Hell's Angel." Kurt Hanson, who reported on Grunwald's criminal court proceedings, was featured in the episode as a guest contributor.
The death of Jchandra Brown
In May 2017, Tyerell Przybycien bought a rope and drove 16-year-old Brown to the Maple Lake Campground in Payson Canyon, according to court documents. He then recorded as she inhaled air cleaner, passed out and died from hanging, court documents stated.
In October, Przybycien pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse homicide and was sentenced in December to to five years to life in the Utah State Prison.
The case is being featured Saturday on CBS's "48 Hours."