CRIME, POLICE + COURTS

Man sentenced to total of 100 years in prison for killing his family in 2020

Jul 12, 2023, 10:00 AM | Updated: 4:38 pm

a vigil for the haynie family shown, cj haynie is set to be sentencing for their murders...

Photographs of Consuelo Alejandra Haynie, 52, right, and three of her children, 12-year-old Milan, 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)

GRANTSVILLE, Utah — The man who murdered his mother and siblings in their Grantsville home in January 2020 has been sentenced to 100 years in prison.

KSL TV’s Dan Rascon reported that a judge sentenced Colin Jeffery “CJ” Haynie to 25 years to life for each family member he murdered — his mother and three siblings. Those sentences will be served consecutively.

As reported by KSL.com, the judge also sentenced Haynie to 25 years to life for the attempted murder of his father, Colin, but that sentence will be served concurrently.

Haynie was only 16 years old when prosecutors say he skipped school to wait for each of his family members to come home. 

He then shot them one by one, killing his 52-year-old mother, Consuelo, and his siblings, 15-year-old Alexis, 14-year-old Matthew, and 12-year-old Milan.

Haynie admitted to the murders in a plea deal he struck with prosecutors in July 2022.

His father, Colin Haynie is the only survivor. He spoke with KSL NewsRadio just before laying his family to rest days after the killings.

“At first this seemed to be a family tragedy, but as time has gone on, it has become very clear that it has affected far more than my family or even the local community.”

Haynie faces several life sentences for the killings. Sentencing begins around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Man sentenced to total of 100 years in prison for killing his family in 2020