Charges against suspected UofU shooter expected Nov. 16

Salt Lake County District Attorney granted extension

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Charges against the accused University of Utah shooter are expected to be filed next week by the Salt Lake County District Attorney. 

Since the October 30th death of Chen Wei Gou, Austin Boutain sat in jail without official charges. 
 
A judge granted an extension at the request of Sim Gil's office, allowing attorneys to file charges by November 16. 

Generally, charges are filed within 48 to 72 hours of an arrest. Gil said based on the complexity of the case and multiple police jurisdictions involved in the investigation, the office needed more time.

Boutain, 24, was arrested a day after the shooting that sparked a city-wide manhunt. 

Boutain's wife, Kathleen, is also held in the Salt Lake County Jail. Gill declined to comment on any charges she may receive. 

The couple is suspected in the death of a 63-year-old Colorado man.
 


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