SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A shocking murder case has unfolded at a storage facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. A man has been charged with the murder of his colleague after allegedly attacking him with a hammer. The incident began on December 29 when the suspect, Nathan David Evans, was overheard planning the attack. The victim, David Hinkebein, was reportedly targeted because he had “messed with his stuff.”
According to authorities, the plan came to fruition when a coworker left the workplace, leaving Evans and Hinkebein alone at the storage facility. The coworker returned on January 1, but only found Evans at the facility. Suspicious of the situation, the coworker discovered bloody handprints and a blood-stained carpet, prompting concerns about Hinkebein’s welfare.
The police were alerted after the coworker found a large amount of blood and Hinkebein’s body at the warehouse. Evidence at the scene pointed to Evans as the perpetrator, including a blood-stained hammer and clothing belonging to Evans. The medical examiner’s autopsy revealed at least 15 blunt force injuries to Hinkebein’s head, consistent with a hammer.
Subsequently, Evans was charged with first-degree felony murder and desecration of a human body. The investigation into Hinkebein’s death is ongoing, and Evans’ trial date has not yet been set. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill stated that workplace violence is intolerable and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the potential dangers that can arise in the workplace. It also highlights the devastating impact that such violence can have on the victim’s colleagues and community. The legal proceedings in this case will hopefully bring some closure to those affected by Hinkebein’s untimely death.