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Trial begins for Cedar City man accused of 2013 double killing, authorities, daughter testify


ST. GEORGE, Utah — Testimony has begun in the trial of a 56-year-old Cedar City man accused of fatally shooting two people at a southern Utah home in 2013.

The Spectrum of St. George reports ( ) that Thad Robertson is facing two counts of aggravated murder in the deaths of 59-year-old Diann Bailey and 52-year-old Jeffery Lane Hardy.

Police say they responded to reports of a man who wanted to kill himself Feb. 15 2013 and found Robertson outside the home.

Hardy was found dead at the scene, while Bailey was airlifted to a hospital and died a few days later.

In trial Monday Robertson's daughter Carlin testified that her father called her after the shooting to say he'd done something stupid and couldn't go to prison.

Information from: The Spectrum,

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