Utah Beauty Queen Walks in Bombing Case - Update
(Salt Lake County, Utah)
A former Utah beauty queen arrested on suspicion of throwing homemade bombs in a Salt Lake City suburb admitted to a lesser charge on Thursday, and was ordered to perform volunteer work, officials said.Gill was ordered to complete 200 hours of community service and fined $500. Reportedly, Gill's compatriots in crime will receive the same plea deal.
Kendra McKenzie Gill, 18, entered a plea in abeyance in a district court to misdemeanor attempted possession of a chemical or incendiary device, according to a spokeswoman for the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office.
Under Utah law, a plea in abeyance allows a person to complete terms imposed by a court and eventually have charges dismissed without a conviction appearing on any criminal record.
"At the end of the day, this is not going to tarnish her sparkle," said Gill's attorney, Wally Bugden.
Utah Beauty Queen and Friends Popped on Bomb Charges
[Previous 8/6/13 post]
(Salt Lake City, Utah) In June, Kendra McKenzie Gill was crowned Miss Riverton, a preliminary contest for the Miss Utah Beauty Pageant. On Saturday, 18-year-old Gill was arrested with three 18-year-old friends for allegedly hurling home-made bombs at houses in a south Salt Lake community.
Gill and her three accomplices -- John Patrick Reagh, Shanna Marie Smith and Bryce Christopher Stone were booked into custody at the Salt Lake County Jail. Each faces 10 felony counts of detonating an incendiary device.