Funeral scheduled for West Point boys, investigation into deaths continues

Posted at 5:36 PM, May 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-01 00:46:53-04

WEST POINT, Utah - The Davis County Attorney still hasn't filed charges against the 15-year-old accused of killing his two brothers in West Point. Davis County District Attorney Troy Rawlings says he needs more information before taking any action.

Meanwhile, the victims' funeral is Monday morning. The family isn't making any statements but an obituary released Friday said they hope friends will wear children's themed t-shirts, like SpongeBob and Mickey Mouse, to Monday's funeral. It's a way to remember what their sons loved.

The obituary is the first time photos of the brothers have been released.

10-year-old Alex loved meeting new people and riding his bike.

"Very happy, he was a fun loving character," said neighbor Pat Erickson.

Erickson didn't know four-year-old Benjie. The obituary described him as quiet, but at home he loved dancing and singing. Neighbors miss their warm smiles.

"Every day I think about them," said Erickson.

For Karin Jackson's 6-year-old son, "He says, 'I wish I could ride my bike with Alex.'"

The brothers will be remembered at a service Monday morning at Washington Heights Church in Ogden, nearly two weeks after police say their 15-year-old brother stabbed them to death.

"Unless they find something unstable, I can't believe it, I'm just at a loss for words," said Erickson

Sources at the Davis County Sheriff's Office say they have found no signs of mental illness.

What they have found is blood on the suspect's clothes, plus two knives, the murder weapons, found in the West Point home. Despite no formal charges, the suspect remains in custody at Farmington Bay Youth Detention Center.

"We have an agreement in place that we're not seeking his release until the county has had an additional couple weeks to hear the evidence. So we don't anticipate any change in his custody status within the next couple of weeks," said defense attorney Todd Utzinger.

Rawlings said Friday, “While preliminary matters have been discussed and initial information has been provided by law enforcement, the formal submission of evidence required to screen this case has not happened because the investigation is not complete."

At this point, it's unclear if, or when, Rawlings will file charges.

Police have said from the beginning they know the motive but are holding it close to the vest. FOX 13 reached out to the father to talk with him, but so far, no response. The family has chosen privacy at this time to grieve.

The boys' funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Washington Heights church at 1770 East and 6200 South in Ogden.