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Bail denied to a man accused of murdering his coworker, date set for preliminary hearing

A man accused of fatally shooting a coworker at a Millville construction site was denied bail after appearing in 1st District Court on Wednesday.

Lorenzo Tena-Vasquez, 59, faces one count of first-degree murder, six counts of first-degree felony discharge of a firearm and one third-degree count of felony discharge of a firearm. Charges were filed against him in August after prosecutors say he shot the alleged victim several times.


During Tena-Vasquez’s appearance, Cache County prosecutor Dane Murray asked the court to continue to hold Tena-Vasquez without bail because he was likely to flee the United States if released. 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.