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Man who allegedly sold gun that killed Sikh grocer gets prison time

The 22-year-old man who allegedly sold the stolen gun that killed a Sikh grocer in Ogden, Utah, has been sentenced to prison.

According to KSL News, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement that Taydon Tailor Law was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, followed by 36 months of probation. They say Law stole a gun in January 2021 from a home where he was working.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office noted that Law had broken the law because as a convicted felon he is not allowed to possess a firearm.

 “The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah will continue to prosecute cases where individuals illegally possess and transfer firearms putting our citizens at risk,” said U.S. Attorney Trina A. Higgins, in a press release. “Our goal is to prevent gun violence and we appreciate the commitment from our law enforcement partners who work to bring justice to victims and the community for these crimes.”

Their statement did not reference the February 2021 murder of 65-year-old Singh that the gun Law stole was allegedly involved in.

According to The Standard-Examiner, prosecutors in Utah alleged that Law had sold the gun to a 15-year-old who shot Singh at his Super Grocery store on Feb. 28, 2021. The teen pleaded guilty, claiming that he shot Singh while robbing the store because he believed the storeowner was reaching for a gun.

KSL News reports that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has not confirmed whether Law was connected to the shooting.

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