7/14/71provo man sentenced to death
Prove Man Sentenced To Death SAN LUIS OBISPO (UPI) A Provo, Utah, man was sentenced to death Tuesday shortly after being convicted in the stabbing detan of Alan Payton, 17, Simi Valley, last January. Superior Court Judge William P. Clark Jr., who heard the case without a jury, said Joseph D. Tregeagle, 23, committed the crime with malice aforethought and in connection with other crimes against the laws of man and God." Payton was sexually attacked and his throat had been slashed and chest stabbed. He was also struck on the head with a rock. Tregeagle picked up Payton while the youth was hitchhiking. His body was found Jan. 8 in nearby Montana De Oro State Park.