Utah man accused of kidnapping family, murdering UTA worker accepts plea deal

Posted at 10:05 AM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 14:21:06-04

FARMINGTON, Utah - A man accused of kidnapping and murder has accepted a plea deal.

DJ Harrison agreed to plead guilty to five counts of kidnapping Monday morning.

He waived his right to extradition and will go to Wyoming to face murder charges after he is sentenced in Utah.

Flint Wayne Harrison

Flint Wayne Harrison

He and his father, Flint Harrison, are accused of beating and attempting to tie up a Centerville mother and her four daughters back on May 10.

The women escaped and the Harrisons ran to Wyoming, according to charging documents.

The Harrisons are also accused of kidnapping UTA worker Kay Ricks, driving to Wyoming and then killing Ricks.

While Flint was awaiting trail in jail, he took his own life in July.

Harrison's sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 24.