Ferron resident Randy Behling appeared in Emery County’s 7th District Court on Tuesday regarding the death of Alisa Weston on July 28.
Behling was taken intoВ the custody of the Emery County Sheriff’s Office at the end of JulyВ and charged with felony manslaughter, four counts of reckless endangerment, and one count of carrying a dangerous weapon whileВ under the influence.
On July 28, 2012В Behling called 911 claiming his aquantaince, 22-year-old Alisa A. Weston, had shot herself in the chest. When first on scene authoriites were not exactly sure how the scenario had played out, except there were children in the home when the incidentВ occurred.
When toxicology reports were released it was discovered that not only was Behling intoxicated at the time of the incident, but Weston was as well. After further investigation the prosecution stated in courtВ Tuesday, there was no doubt that Weston did shoot herself, but theВ loaded weapon had been provided to her by Behling in his residence.
As Behling appreared before Judge Douglas Thomas, he did willingly plead guilty to two counts of reckless endangerment, and waived his right to a preliminary hearing. In doing so, Behling will be convicted of two Class A counts of reckless endangerment, which will be up to one year of incarceration and a $2,500 fine for each count.
AsВ previoulsy ordered by the court, Behling completed a 60-day sobriety program, but Behling was ordered to steer clear of all alcohol and controlled substances untilВ sentencing on January 15, 2013. In conjunction with his guilty plea and following court orders, all further counts against Behling have been dismissed. Behling was represented by attorney Steve Killpack.