UPDATE: Doug Grant Sentenced to Five Years in Prison in Mormon Murder Case
Doug Grant, the onetime nutritionist for the Phoenix Suns convicted of manslaughter in the death of wife Faylene, was sentenced to five years in prison a few minutes ago, He will have serve a little more than four years before being eligible for parole.
The 43-year-old Grant (pictured with Faylene) could have gotten up to 12 1/2 years behind bars if Superior Court Judge Meg Mahoney had imposed the super-aggravated sentence that prosecutors were hoping for. The five-year sentence is the presumptive, or average, sentence for a manslaughter conviction, though many courtroom observers expected a longer term.
Thus ends this phase of one of the more high-profile and controversial criminal cases in recent Maricopa County history. We have written extensively on what came to be kown as the Mormon Murder Case, because Faylene Grant was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints (Mormon theology permeated the saga surrounding her death).
Here's our latest big story on the Doug Grant case. We will have full details of the sentencing and what comes next in our May 21 print edition.
Arizona Cardinals Game Zone - 9/25 - Not A Game Ticket
TicketsMon., Sep. 25, 2:15pm
Arizona Cardinals vs. Dallas Cowboys
TicketsMon., Sep. 25, 5:30pm
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants
TicketsMon., Sep. 25, 6:40pm
WWE Smackdown Live
TicketsTue., Sep. 26, 4:45pm
Arizona Cardinals Game Zone - 10/1 - NOT A GAME TICKET
TicketsSun., Oct. 1, 9:50am
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Phoenix, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.