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Man found guilty on all counts for local toymaker’s death

May 17, 2024, 2:14 PM | Updated: 4:28 pm

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SALT LAKE CITY — The man convicted of hitting and killing a local toymaker in 2022 was found guilty on all charges on Friday.

A judge ruled that 72-year-old Asael Lyman is guilty of five counts, including negligently operating a vehicle resulting in death.

In Dec. 2022, Lyman hit Nile Thacker with his truck while Thacker was stopped at a light on 9000 South and Bangerter Highway.

Police determined that Lyman was under the influence of alcohol and had a 6-year-old child in the car with him at the time of the crash.

Lyman was found guilty of the following counts:

  • Count 1 negligently operating vehicle, resulting in death
  • Count 2, DUI with a young child
  • Count 3, failure to stay in lane
  • Count 4 speeding
  • Count 5 red light

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Man found guilty on all counts for local toymaker’s death