Green River Man Indicted on First-Degree Murder Charge

GREEN RIVER – A grand jury, ordered to convene by Third Judicial District Court Judge Nena James, has indicted Jacob Anglesey, age 34 of Green River, Wyoming, on Murder in the First Degree for the March 2009 death of Konnor Allen, a two-year-old boy in his care.

Anglesey is a police officer with the Green River Police Department.

On March 9, 2009, emergency crews responded to Allen’s home in Green River, after receiving a call from Anglesey stating that the child, Allen, who was in his care, was unresponsive following a fall. Allen was transported to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

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Due to the critical nature of Allen, he was transferred by Life Flight to the Intermountain Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Despite medical efforts, Allen could not recover from the fatal head trauma. He was pronounced dead on March 10, 2009.

Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office was notified and they contacted the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to conduct an investigation. DCI presented their initial findings to a special prosecutor, requested by then Sweetwater County Attorney, Brett Johnson, and appointed by the Sweetwater County Commissioners on March 12, 2009. After review of the investigation, the appointed special prosecutor declined to initiate charges at that time.

The case remained open with Wyoming DCI since then, and in 2015, DCI Agents presented their findings, as well as expert reports to Sweetwater County Attorney Daniel Erramouspe. The investigation presented alleged inconsistent statements from Anglesey as to the cause of Allen’s injuries, and the medical exam report. Also included were medical reports citing the injuries to Allen were caused by non-accidental trauma.

The Sweetwater County Attorney’s office presented the investigation to the grand jury. After deliberation, the grand jury indicted Anglesey on Murder in the First Degree for the death of Allen.

Murder in the First Degree carries a penalty of death, life imprisonment without parole, or life imprisonment according to law.

The Sweetwater County Attorney’s office advises that individuals charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law.