New Audio: Utah Domestic Murder


Date and Time: 12/04/2016 19:26 hours
City: American Fork
State: Utah
Address: Various


SueAnn Sands, 39 of American Fork, Utah, had a domestic history with her ex-boyfriend 33 year old James Dean Smith. Sands had been granted a temporary protective order against Smith on November 9th and he had been served with the order on November 21st. On December 4th Sands was at work in The Meadows shopping center when surveillance video captured her leaving for her break Sands called 911 at about 7:30 pm reporting that Smith was shooting at her car. Sands fled in her car while Smith chased her in his Silver Chevrolet SUV to a nearby Walmart, where he rammed her vehicle several times and shot her fatally in the head. Smith then fled, but was located by police a short time later and engaged in an armed stand off with police. Officers fired at Smith who died of a gun shot wound to the head. It is not clear if Smith’s wound was self inflicted or caused by the officers. At the time of the shooting officers had been trying to locate Smith because he had been stalking a member of Sands’ family.

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