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Grantsville teen CJ Haynie takes plea deal in murder of his mom, siblings

Jul 19, 2022, 8:52 AM | Updated: 8:59 am
Photographs of Consuelo Alejandra Haynie, 52, right, and three of her children, 12-year-old Maylan,...
Photographs of Consuelo Alejandra Haynie, 52, right, and three of her children, 12-year-old Maylan, 14-year-old Mathew, and 15-year-old Alexis Haynie, left to right, are displayed at a candlelight vigil for the Haynie family at City Park in Grantsville, Utah, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Police say four members of the Haynie family were killed and one injured after being shot by a teenage family member on Jan. 17. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News)
(Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — A Grantsville teenager pleaded guilty to killing his mother and three siblings back in 2020

CJ Haynie was 16 years old at the time of the murders. He was in court for the first time back in 2020. Haynie turned 19 this month, and was charged as an adult with four counts of aggravated murder. 

A plea deal has reportedly been in the works for over a year now. The judge told Haynie because of the guilty plea, his mandatory minimum sentence is between 25 years and life for each count.

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