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Layton man accused of triple homicide held without bail

May 20, 2023, 2:46 PM | Updated: May 22, 2023, 9:32 am

Layton Police at the scene of a triple homicide in Layton on May 19, 2023....

Layton Police at the scene of a triple homicide in Layton on May 19, 2023. (Ryan Sun,/Deseret News)

(Ryan Sun,/Deseret News)

LAYTON, Utah — Three individuals were found dead inside a Layton home near 1800 E Gentile Street yesterday, May 20, with gunshot wounds.

Police say Layton man called 911 after killing his wife, in-laws

According to a probable cause statement from the Layton City PD, 34-year-old Jeremy Bailey called Layton dispatch around 9:45 a.m. reporting a murder-suicide.

The statement said Bailey told dispatch that he killed his wife, his father-in-law, and his mother-in-law, along with three of the four family dogs.

He said the killings occurred following a domestic violence dispute with his wife. 

The statement says upon the officer’s arrival, Bailey called dispatch to let them know he was exiting the home. He was safely taken into custody. 

Officers located the three deceased individuals identified as 36-year-old Anastasia Stevens, the suspect’s wife. And Anastasia’s parents, Donald Stevens and Becky Stevens. 

Layton Fire Department personnel determined all victims were deceased.

The suspect is being held without bail on a felony charge of Domestic Violence. 

What lead to the incident is still unknown and the investigation continues. 

The probable cause statement says that Bailey admitted to the killings multiple times to officers. Also, he expressed wanting the death penalty over a life sentence. 

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Layton man accused of triple homicide held without bail