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Utah Supreme Court issues ruling in mysterious grand jury case

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Posted at 4:14 PM, Apr 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-17 18:35:13-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Supreme Court has issued a ruling in a mysterious case involving the Salt Lake County District Attorney, five judges and secret grand juries.

In a ruling handed down on Thursday, the state’s top court ruled that Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill was entitled to a transcript of a hearing where he was apparently denied a grand jury. However, the court did not rule on whether he can appeal a judicial panel’s decision not to call a state grand jury.

Instead, the court asked for written briefs beginning May 19.

Read the Utah Supreme Court’s ruling here

The case has been shrouded in mystery since the hearing earlier this month. Gill took five judges to court over their apparent refusal to convene a state-level grand jury. Sources have told FOX 13 Gill sought a grand jury in the death of Danielle Willard, who was shot and killed by West Valley City police officers.