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Jury Trial In Attempted Murder Case Struck Due To COVID-19 Restrictions

A Perry man accused of driving to Cache Valley and taking significant steps toward committing a murder of several individuals will continue to wait for his day in court.

Charles Warren Leff, 65, was charged in 1st District Court with five counts of first-degree attempted aggravated murder, four counts of third-degree transportation of a firearm by a restricted person and additional misdemeanors. He also faces felony and misdemeanor counts of witness tampering and violation of a protective order in a separate but related case.


Leff was set to appear for a two-day jury trial in June. But during Leff’s appearance in court on Wednesday, the upcoming trial was struck due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions on the court. Judge Brian Cannell said he was hopeful the court would get approval from the Utah Supreme Court to proceed with in-person hearings around the end of the summer. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.