Trial Begins for Lost Boy Charged with Murdering Girlfriend
 
Parley Jeffs Dutson

WEST JORDAN, Utah - Opening arguments were held today in the murder trial of 19-year-old Parley Dutson, who is accused of killing his girlfriend.

Dutson was one of the so-called "lost boys." He was raised in Hildale, but was expelled from the polygamist community.

Police say Dutson shot Kara Hopkins in the back of the head after she repeatedly refused to have sex with him at a party.

Witnesses say Duston had taken hallucinogenic mushrooms prior to the shooting. The trial is expected to last several days.
 
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Originally broadcast June 18, 2008
 
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