ANTIDEPRESSANT/HEAD INJURY: Man Made Violent Threats, Possible Murderer, UT

PAYSON — A Payson man named as a “person of interest” in the slaying of his
father has previously made violent threats against family members and others,
court documents state.

Investigators say Roger Mortensen and his wife, Pamela, have made
inconsistent statements about what happened Nov. 16, the night retired BYU
professor Kay Mortensen, 70, was found with his throat slashed in a bathtub in
his Payson Canyon home. Authorities have labeled both as persons of interest in
the homicide case.

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ANTIDEPRESSANT: Owosso man judged incompetent to stand trial

The 33-year-old Owosso man accused of two Sept. 11 murders was found incompetent
to stand trial and will be remanded to the State Department of Mental Health for

Sixty-sixth District Court Judge Terrance P. Dignan signed an
order Wednesday afternoon finding Harlan Drake incompetent. However, Dignan, in
his written opinion, said there is a substantial probability Drake will attain
competence with treatment.

Dignan’s decision was based on a report filed
by the Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Ann Arbor, where Drake was

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