Female suspect in Price murder to appear in court

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ASHLEY PLATT Price suspect


PRICE, Utah — One of three people charged with the murder of a Price man last month is scheduled to be in court Wednesday for her preliminary hearing.

Ashley Ann Platt, 21, faces charges for first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, and second-degree criminal conspiracy.

Police said Platt and two men beat Brian Swink and locked him in the basement of a house that later caught fire.

Swink died of smoke inhalation, according to a medical examiner.

All three suspects are facing murder charges for Swink’s death.


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