Utahn ordered to stand trial in West High student’s killing

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Salt Lake County Jail Shaun French faces charges including aggravated murder and sexual exploitation of a minor. SALT LAKE CITY — A judge has ordered a Utah man to stand trial in the death of a 15-year-old girl investigators say he had harassed online after their relationship ended. Third District Judge Royal Hansen ruled Tuesday there is enough evidence for Shaun Patrick French, 26, to be tried on a charge of aggravated murder in the 2018 death of West High School student Baleigh Bagshaw. Prosecutors have not yet indicated whether they will seek the death penalty. French is also charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and newer counts of witness tampering after he allegedly made calls from jail seeking to persuade his brother and another man...

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Utahn ordered to stand trial in West High student’s killing

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