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Kerri Brown Fae

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Pajela's Mira Vista Retirement Community

Pajela's Mira Vista Retirement Community

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Mira Vista Retirement Center

Administrator

Pajela's Mira Vista Retirement Center

Mira Vista Care Center

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Murder trial may be delayed if defendant seeks counsel :: The Daily Herald, Provo Utah

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Brown, 42, of Mesa, Ariz., is charged with the first-degree felony homicide of her then-employer Pajela, 54, of Pleasant Grove.

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h the Utah County Attorney's Office, said the two sides had worked long and hard to arrive at a comprise plea offer that Brown has been considering.She said she found it ironic that after four years of legal proceedings, Brown, on the eve on the trial, would consider obtaining a new attorney.
"If we have to start over, I doubt it's going to be (with negotiated offer)," she said."The victim's daughter is very upset."
Gale explained that Brown didn't have any money previously, but family members had come forward with funding.
"She's never had the money before," he said."She's never had that choice."
Most recently, the trial had been delayed while defense attorneys awaited the results of DNA lab tests.Samples from both Brown and the victim were submitted in February, and Gale said attorney's were still waiting to get the final report back.
Judge Davis set a pretrial conference for Brown on June 6 at 1:30 p.m. in the event the defendant obtains new counsel.
In a separate but related court case, Brown is charged with two felony counts of theft by deception.The state claims she stole between $25,000 and $35,000 from Pajela by writing 20 or more checks to herself from the victim's bank account.
Brown was the activities director and later administrator at Pajela's Mira Vista Retirement Community in American Fork.
The current murder case is the second in which Brown has been charged with Pajela's death.The original charges, filed in 2002, were dismissed because prosecutors needed more information and were unable to interview some witnesses.Charged were refiled in April 2004.
Brown was booked on the refiled murder charge in August 2004 and posted a $100,000 bond.


Mesa mother faces charges in slaying

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Kerri Fae Brown, 39, was arrested Wednesday in Utah and charged with first-degree murder in the April 25, 2001, shooting of Mina Pajela, 54, in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

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At the time of the murder, Brown was living in Pleasant Grove and worked as the administrator of Mira Vista Retirement Center, which Pajela owned.
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When Brown left for maternity leave, Pajela discovered that someone had stolen up to $100,000 from the business, police said.
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"Brown had been doctoring the books and stealing from her for a long time," said Capt. Cody Cullimore of the Pleasant Grove Police Department.
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Police contend that Brown took the 9mm Glock handgun owned by her boyfriend, Matt Misino, an officer with the Fort McDowell Tribal Police, and shot her employer to avoid being caught in the embezzlement.
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On the night of April 25, two men leaving the Fraternal Order of Eagles lodge in Pleasant Grove saw a woman they later identified as Brown near Pajela's car.As the men drove away, they saw Brown hurrying away from the car, which had caught fire.
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When Pleasant Grove police questioned Brown and Misino last spring, Misino voluntarily turned over the gun, Cullimore said.
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On Monday, a murder warrant was issued for Brown.When police arrived at her Mesa home on Wednesday, they learned she had left for Utah.She was arrested without incident at her sister's home in Orem.


12 News | 12 Stands For Local News | KPNX-TV Phoenix, AZ

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Kerri Fai Brown, 39, of Mesa, Ariz., was charged with first-degree felony murder and two counts of second-degree felony communications fraud.

She was arraigned by jail video Thursday before 4th District Judge Gary Stott, who ordered her held without bail.
Brown is accused of killing Mina Pajela in April 2001.
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Authorities allege Brown stole more than $25,000 from Pajela's Mira Vista Retirement Center in American Fork, where Brown was an administrator.
Brown said she probably could not afford a private attorney.
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Brown then asked to make a statement about why she returned to Utah.
"The minute I heard about the warrant, I got on a bus and came here to turn myself in," Brown told the judge.
(Copyright 2002 Associated Press.All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)
Story Posted: 04-05-2002 at 10:19 AM MST
Last Modified: 04-05-2002 at 10:19 AM MST


WMICentral - White Mountain Independent - 08/12/2005 - Former Show Low woman pleads guilty to killing her boss

www.wmicentral.com [cached]

Kerri Fae Brown (formerly Willis), 43, was originally charged with murder and communications fraud, but as part of a deal with prosecutors in Provo, she agreed to plead no contest to reduced charges of manslaughter and theft by deception.

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Brown worked for the Mira Vista Care Center in American Fork and lived with her boss, Mina Pajela.
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Brown is accused of laying in wait in Pajela's car and shooting her in the head with a pistol she borrowed from her boyfriend, a police officer.Brown had given birth to a child three days before the killing.Brown allegedly returned to the car the day after the shooting and drove the car with Pajela's body still inside to another location and tried to set it on fire.Brown's boyfriend, Matthew Misino, testified that Brown was with him most of the day of the shooting.
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Brown was released on $100,000 bail Aug. 1, according to a story in the Desert News, to travel to Arizona to arrange for the custody of two of her children - a 7-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter.She is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 7.


Murder trial may be delayed if defendant seeks counsel :: The Daily Herald, Provo Utah

www.harktheherald.com [cached]

Brown, 42, of Mesa, Ariz., is charged with the first-degree felony homicide of her then-employer Pajela, 54, of Pleasant Grove.

...
Gale explained that Brown didn't have any money previously, but family members had come forward with funding.
"She's never had the money before," he said."She's never had that choice."
Most recently, the trial had been delayed while defense attorneys awaited the results of DNA lab tests.Samples from both Brown and the victim were submitted in February, and Gale said attorney's were still waiting to get the final report back.
Judge Davis set a pretrial conference for Brown on June 6 at 1:30 p.m. in the event the defendant obtains new counsel.
In a separate but related court case, Brown is charged with two felony counts of theft by deception.The state claims she stole between $25,000 and $35,000 from Pajela by writing 20 or more checks to herself from the victim's bank account.
Brown was the activities director and later administrator at Pajela's Mira Vista Retirement Community in American Fork.
The current murder case is the second in which Brown has been charged with Pajela's death.The original charges, filed in 2002, were dismissed because prosecutors needed more information and were unable to interview some witnesses.Charged were refiled in April 2004.
Brown was booked on the refiled murder charge in August 2004 and posted a $100,000 bond.

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