U of U shooter’s wife, Kathleen Boutain, pleads guilty to theft

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News)- The wife of the man convicted of murdering a University of Utah student pleaded guilty to two counts of theft Monday during her court competency hearing. 

In a deal with prosecutors, Kathleen Boutain pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree felony theft by receiving stolen property and her first-degree felony criminal solicitation, second-degree criminal solicitation and a third count of third-degree theft by receiving stolen property were all dismissed. 

Sentencing is scheduled for July 8. 

Police said Boutain’s husband Austin Boutain shot and killed U of U international student ChenWei Guo, 24, in October 2017 during an attempted carjacking.

Kathleen Boutain was with him at the time of the shooting and was arrested for criminal solicitation and theft of stolen property.

Austin Boutain was convicted of murder in September and is currently serving a sentence without the possibility of parole at the Utah State Prison. 





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