Desert capturing dying now capital homicide case revealed as alleged conspiracy


TOOELE – In June, police said an Amazon account was used on a Sandy man who was shot and whose body was left in a remote area of ​​Tooele County.

Now investigators want to know how this person got access to the account of 21-year-old Chance Eggett one month after their death.

According to police, three people lured Eggett into a remote area in Tooele County near Faust Road in May under the guise of target shooting – Wyatt William Smelser, 20, of Cottonwood Heights; Hakop “Jack” Keshishian, 20, of Sandy; and Izaiah Kirkpatrick, 20, of Draper.

Once there, Eggett was shot and his body dragged into a mugwort brush on the side of the road. The three men were each charged with murder, a first degree crime.

On October 27, prosecutors filed amended charges against Kirkpatrick, the accused gunman, and Keshishian, who allegedly prompted Eggett’s death, and charged the charges with felony, which means that if convicted, both men may face the Death penalty could count.

In addition, the two men were charged with obstructing justice and abusing or desecrating a corpse.

Her next trial was scheduled for December 1st.

Keshishian said he wanted to kill Eggett “because he let his mouth go”.

A newly unsealed affidavit to the search warrant reveals further details on a possible motive.

Early in the morning of May 21st, Keshishian asked to borrow another man’s cell phone to contact Eggett. The man said “he was under the impression” that Keshishian disliked Eggett, but Keshishian told him it was “all right now,” the warrant said. Keshishian allegedly claimed he had one of Eggett’s rifles and needed to call him so he could pick up Eggett and get him to shoot and return his gun.

Police say the group picked up Eggett around 3 a.m.

But the same man also told police that Keshishian said earlier that evening, “It will happen tonight.” When the officer asked the witness what that meant, he replied, “Jack was mean by chance. (He) reported that Jack previously hit him, peed on him, and tied him to a chair beforehand. (He) said Jack had spoken several times in the past about killing Chance, ”according to the warrant.

The witness also said that “over the past six months Jack had gone mad and started carrying guns.” Keshishian had also traveled to California to buy drugs that could be sold in Utah, the affidavit said.

“Recently while Jack was driving a car with Jack, he received a call from someone asking about methamphetamine. Jack asked the stranger on the phone who told him he had methamphetamine, and the stranger on the phone said Chance told people that Jack kept a large amount of methamphetamine for sale, “the warrant reads.

The witness said when Keshishian said, “It will happen tonight.”

After Eggett’s body was found, investigators found that some of his personal belongings had not been recovered and were missing at the time the warrant was issued in early November. Eggett’s mother told police that her son had a belt pouch with his cell phone, wallet and credit cards that night.

On June 22, a month after Eggett’s death, someone under oath on their Amazon account bought a digital blood pressure monitor and mosquito net.

Police believe “someone linked with Chance Eggett’s death may be in possession of Chance Eggett’s cell phone and may be using that phone to access Chance Eggett’s account,” it says in the arrest warrant.

Sandy police who issued the warrant said they gathered the information they needed and turned it over to the Tooele County Sheriff’s office to continue the investigation.

As of Wednesday, it was not known whether a suspect had been identified. The case is still under investigation, but the sheriff’s office believes everyone involved in the attack has been held accountable.

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