In this September 23rd Salt Lake Tribune story about Day Two of the D.J. Bell trial, it was reported that one of the five "suspected" assailants of D.J. Bell, Ieti Mageo, was convicted and sent to prison in 1999 for felony counts of burglary and robbery. Mageo was also convicted of giving false information to a police officer and attempted theft.
A person posting a comment to this story posted a 1997 Deseret News article detailing this incident. Mageo is a savage thug who has engaged in home invasions and brutal beatings in the past. Here's the account, with only the format cleaned up a bit:
Duderino: 9/23/2009 8:38:00 PM
Title: 7 face felony counts in home invasion
Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) - Thursday, September 4, 1997
Author: Hans Moran, Staff Writer
What happens when you mix more than 30 youths, alcohol and gang rivalries in a house with no parents?
Chaos, said a Sandy teenager who threw a party while her parents were on vacation.
Seven uninvited guests face charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and criminal mischief in connection with the March 1st invasion that left at least four injured and the living room in shambles.
Four males barged into the house through sliding glass doors in the basement, wielding a 2-foot shovel and a crowbar, among other "weapons", Edmund said. At least two others entered the house through the front door. "There was people running for their lives", Edmund said. "Just chaos". The glass shattering went on for a few minutes. According to court charges, the attackers "swung baseball bats and steel bars, and threw bottles at the guests".
When Edmund ran up from the basement, she saw at least four individuals "ruthlessly beating" friend Matt Payne near the kitchen. She approached them, screaming at them to get out, tapped one on the shoulder and was hit on the forehead with a glass bottle. Edmund fell unconscious, and when she came to, she staggered to a chair. "I could not see because there was so much blood in my eyes".
Howard, McLean, Reynolds; Fiatoa E. Lokeni, age unavailable; Ieti David Mageo, 20; Matthew K. Nihipali, 21; and Danny T. Suluai, age unavailable, have each been charged with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; aggravated assault, a second-degree felony; three counts of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; and criminal mischief, a third-degree felony. All posted bail and have been released from the Salt Lake County Jail, except for Mageo, who is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
You can see that the beatings administered by these thugs during the Sandy home invasion were just as brutal as those administered to Bell and Fair. And women are just as much fair game to these thugs as men. People like Ieti Mageo have no respect for the sanctity of life or property; they are simple-minded barbaric savages who live for the moment and take their pleasure when seized upon by casual impulse. When they drink, it's not for social reasons, but for effect; that's why they'll chug 12-20 beers at a time.
And thanks to an incompetent South Salt Lake Police Department along with a blowsy Salt Lake County District Attorney, Lohra Miller, who undoubtedly green-lighted D.J. Bell's prosecution, the five thugs who savagely attacked Bell and Fair are walking around free somewhere in the Salt Lake Valley. Ticking time bombs ready to explode in an instant should someone inadvertently and accidentally cross them.