Prosecutors file murder charges against Smithfield man accused of stabbing his father

LOGAN — A 25-year-old Smithfield man, Shane Hallstrom, was arraigned Monday afternoon on charges that he murdered his father.

Hallstrom appeared by closed circuit video from the Cache County Jail, wearing a purple jumpsuit. He sat motionless as Judge Kevin Allen told him that prosecutors had filled one charge of first-degree murder against him.

State attorney Tony Baird asked the court to hold Hallstrom without bail, stating he was an extreme danger to the community. Judge Allen agreed and ordered him to remain incarcerated. He also found him indigent and assigned him a public defender.

Hallstrom was arrested Thursday night outside his Smithfield home after officers said he stabbed Calvin L. Hallstrom in the neck with a kitchen knife. The two had previously agreed to meet and spend the evening together, and try to repair their relationship.

Calvin was found lying at the entrance of the driveway, unconscious and bleeding heavily from the neck when officers and deputies arrived. He was transported to Cache Valley Hospital by ambulance where he was later pronounced dead. Shane was found kneeling near Calvin’s body. He was subdued and unwilling to speak to investigators. Officers later searched the home and found a three-inch long paring knife believed to be the murder weapon.

During Monday’s court appearance, Judge Allen ordered Shane to appear again in court next Monday.

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