Bradley Eitner murder 10/31/2010 St. George, UT *Paul Clifford Ashton pled guilty to a federal charge of kidnapping that resulted in death, Sentenced to life in prison*

remember-the-victimsFrom the FBI announcement: Ashton admitted that Eitner was at his home in St. George, along with another individual who was not involved in his criminal conduct. Eitner was asleep (passed out) on his couch, according to the plea agreement. Ashton admitted that he and the other individual lifted Eitner off the couch to carry him to Ashton’s truck. Ashton admitted he banged Eitner’s head against the frame of the door at least once. He also admitted placing Eitner in the back of the pick-up truck and slamming the tailgate against Eitner’s head at least once. Ashton and the other individual then drove around with Eitner in the back of the truck, according to the plea agreement.

Ashton admitted the other individual urged him to either take Eitner to a hospital or to the homeless shelter. Ashton admitted he told the other individual he was going to smash Eitner’s head with a rock and beat his head with a shovel. Ashton admitted stopping the pick-up truck, retrieving a rock, and striking Eitner in the head with the rock. Ashton then drove to the other individual’s house, dropped him off, and drove away with Eitner still in the back of the pick-up.

Ashton admitted that during the same night, he drove to the home of an accomplice and the two then drove Eitner to Arizona to a location in the desert with the intention of killing him. According to Ashton, they assisted the victim out of the truck in a secluded, remote location where Ashton’s accomplice shot him twice with a rifle. Ashton admitted that his accomplice pushed Eitner off an embankment, and they left him there, hidden in a rock crevice.

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Offender Number: 214777
DOB: Sun, 25 Feb 1979
Height: 6 Feet 5 Inches
Weight: 180
Sex: M
Housing Facility: CUCF MONROE
Parole Date: N/A

One Response

  1. It appears that the murders of the 2 women and 1 man who were staying with Mr. Ashton were drug-related, but it’s not clear why he killed Mr. Eitner. Whatever the case, he still murdered him. Mr. Ashton will be far better off in prison the rest of his life than out on the streets, and so will society.


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