A Salt Lake County jail inmate implicated himself in the dying of a West Valley City man after he instructed any other inmate he’d killed any person and requested a circle of relatives member throughout a recorded jailhouse telephone name to lie about his whereabouts at the evening of the murder.
Kaden Michael Gilliatt, who’s from time to time referred to as Kayden in court docket information, was once arrested throughout a housebreaking on Sept. 13, lower than a month after Jordan Burtell Moulton, 21, was once discovered lifeless in entrance of a Midvale house. Gilliatt pleaded accountable to fees attached to that incident in February however remained in jail.
Charges filed Wednesday in opposition to Gilliatt, 20, in Utah’s third District Court define a imaginable cause in the shooting, suggesting it is going to were an assault on a rival gang member and payback for Moulton speaking to Gilliatt’s female friend on the time.
According to court docket paperwork, officials won a tip early in the investigation that Gilliatt will have been concerned in Moulton’s dying. Police interviewed him about it on Jan. 11, however Gilliatt, who was once nonetheless in custody, instructed police he was once with 3 ladies in Midvale the evening of the murder.
The similar day, paperwork state, Gilliatt known as one of the ladies he mentioned he was once with that evening and instructed her to be his alibi and to touch any other girl he mentioned he was once with and ask her to do the similar.
Police in the long run interviewed the 3 ladies Gilliatt claimed to be with, they usually all denied seeing him on Aug. 26.
On Jan. 19, an inmate in the jail instructed police that Gilliatt had mentioned he killed a rival gang member by way of shooting him in the top. The man additionally mentioned Gilliatt admitted he gave detectives a pretend alibi, in accordance to court docket paperwork.
Four days later, police met with the inmate once more. The man claimed Gilliatt instructed him extra in regards to the murder, together with what Moulton was once dressed in when he died (rival gang colours), what Gilliatt was once using (a blue Subaru Crosstrek) and the way Gilliatt disposed of the alleged homicide weapon (disassembling it and throwing it in the Jordan River).
Surveillance photos from close to the shooting scene presentations a blue Subaru Crosstrek using towards the place Moulton’s frame was once discovered in the moments ahead of the shooting, the costs state.
Later, police spoke with Gilliatt’s female friend on the time. She instructed police she’d been speaking to Moulton on Facebook, and when Gilliatt came upon, he threatened to kill them each.
She additionally mentioned Gilliatt “disappeared” after Moulton died.
Gilliatt was once charged Wednesday with homicide, ownership of a firearm by way of a limited particular person and obstructing justice. He stays in Salt Lake County jail in lieu of $1 million bail, money simplest. A court docket date has now not been set.