FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Video: Utah Jury Finds Woman Guilty of Murder in Killing of Sgt. Cory Wride

May 11, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Utah Jury Finds Woman Guilty of Murder in Killing of Sgt. Cory Wride

After deliberating for a little more than 11 hours, a Utah jury found 18-year-old Meagan Grunwald guilty of aggravated murder, aggravated attempted murder, and nine other charges in connection with the death of Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Wride and the shooting of Deputy Greg Sherwood.

Grunwald appeared stunned and cried as the jury’s verdict was read. Behind Grunwald, her mother, Tori, sobbed. Members of the six woman, two man jury also appeared very emotional. The Wride family sat quietly, hugging each other afterward.

Grunwald was found guilty of 11 of the 12 charges she faced. The only charge the jury acquitted her on was attempted aggravated murder involving a Utah Highway Patrol trooper whom prosecutors said was shot at during a high-speed chase on I-15 on Jan. 30, 2014.

The family of Sgt. Cory Wride said they were satisfied with the verdict.

“We feel gratified about it, but we also realize that a young lady has really made some mistakes that she has to account for and that’s difficult to see,” said Sgt. Wride’s father, Blake Wride. “Nobody comes out a winner on this one, but justice has to be satisfied and I think it has been.”

Greg Sherwood told FOX 13 he was glad the ordeal was over. He was shot in the head and survived.

Police and prosecutors said that on Jan. 30, 2014, Grunwald — then 17 — and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Jose Angel Garcia Jauregui, were stopped alongside a road in Eagle Mountain when they were approached by Sgt. Wride, who was trying to see if they were OK.

When Wride went back to his patrol vehicle he was shot through the windshield and killed. Garcia  Jauregui and Grunwald then led officers on a multiple jurisdiction chase. During that pursuit Dep. Sherwood was shot. The pursuit ended when Garcia Jauregui was mortally wounded by law enforcement.

Even though she did not pull the trigger, Grunwald faced aggravated murder because Utah law does not allow for aiding and abetting.

Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Jon Retired LEO @ 5/12/2015 7:20 PM

She needs life in prison so she can reflect on the crime every day.

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

DHS Awards Grants to Counter Terrorist Recruitment and Radicalization in U.S.
Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced the award recipients for the...
LAPD Officer Arrested, Accused of Sex with 15-Year-Old Cadet Involved in Patrol Car Joyrides
The officer is accused of having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 15-year-old cadet...
Michigan Airport Officer Fought for His Life During Terror Stabbing
"From what we can tell, he engaged Lt. Neville and just started to stab him," Miller said....
Jury Deadlocks in Murder Trial of Ohio Officer, Judge Declares Second Mistrial in Case
A mistrial was declared Friday in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police...
Video: GA Sheriff to Reduce Sentences of Inmates Who Helped Medically Distressed Deputy
Polk County, GA’s sheriff said he plans on knocking some time off from the sentences of...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine