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Judge tells Allgier to behave
Neo-Nazi inmate in court on guard murder charges
By Stephen Hunt
The Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated: 07/13/2007 12:05:28 PM MDT
Curtis Allgier is accused in the slaying of a Corrections officer during a failed escape. (Tribune file photo)Posted: 11:17 AM- A heavily guarded Curtis Michael Allgier, accused of murdering a Corrections officer last month, made his first in-person court appearance today.
Numbering about 10, 3rd District Court bailiffs and jail guards were taking no chances with Allgier, the heavily tattood, neo-Nazi inmate facing a potential death penalty if convicted.
Allgier is charged with capital murder for allegedly slaying Stephen Anderson with the officer's own gun during a June 25 escape from University Hospital.
An exchange between Judge Deno Himonas and Allgier hinted that the inmate had been reluctant to appear in court.
Himonas told Allgier he had a right to be present, but that there "may be other ways for you to participate."
The judge added: "But if you are here, I expect you to behave appropriately. Is that understood?"
"Yes, Sir," Allgier replied.
The judge may have been referring to Allgier's insolent demeanor at an arraignment last week via closed-circuit TV in which the defendant rolled his eyes, sighed and addressed the judge with "Yo."
Allgier's defense attorneys declined to comment on today's cryptic exchange between Allgier and the judge.
Prosecutor Robert Stott told reporters he was unaware of the reason for the judge's comments.
Allgier, 27, is to appear before Himonas again on Sept. 7, at which time it is anticipated that a preliminary hearing will be set.
Court-appointed attorney Michael Peterson told the judge he was working with prosecutors to obtain case information, including police, witness and forensic reports. Allgier is also represented by taxpayer funded attorneys Brennon Fuelling and Ralph Dellapiana.
Anderson, 60, was shot in the head and chest in an exam room at University Hospital, where the inmate - serving time for burglary - was brought for treatment of a back problem.
The two shots belie Allgier's statements to news reporters that the gun fired accidentally as he struggled with the officer after Allgier purportedly announced he was walking out.
In addition to murder, Allgier is charged with three counts of first-degree felony attempted murder. He is accused of trying to run down a Salt Lake County sheriff's deputy during a high-speed chase and allegedly trying to kill two other people in an Arby's restaurant near 1700 South and Redwood Road, where he fled after the shooting.
Prosecutors also have charged Allgier with disarming a peace officer, aggravated escape and aggravated robbery - all first-degree felonies - and possession of a weapon by a restricted person, a second-degree felony.
Deputy Salt Lake County District Attorney Lohra Miller have said they intend to seek the death penalty for Allgier.
Meanwhile, Allgier's friend, Trisha Tower, 26, is scheduled for a Sept. 25 preliminary hearing on a charge of first-degree felony obstructing justice for allegedly giving Allgier a change of clothes and hiding his prison jumpsuit.
Allgier stopped to see Tower soon after leaving the hospital and allegedly stealing a physician's vehicle while brandishing the dead officer's weapon.