Utah couple arrested in Washington in death of toddler

October 13, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials say a Utah couple who fled the state after the man was accused of killing the woman’s toddler was arrested at a home in Washington state.

The Seattle Times reports Gavin Haar and Brittany Hall were arrested Thursday in Gold Bar.

Haar was wanted on a warrant for murder and child abuse. Hall had warrants for child abuse and obstructing justice.

The Deseret News reports the couple was charged this week in 5th District Court in Iron County, Utah.

Haar lived in Cedar City with Hall and her 2-year-old son. On June 12, Hall received a text message from Haar, who wrote that the boy wasn’t breathing.

The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say they found text messages on Haar’s phone saying he was upset and that her son was going to get a beating.


Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

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