Trial date set for accused murderer of Mt. Pleasant man

Trial date set for accused murderer of Mt. Pleasant man

The man accused of killing a Mt. Pleasant man and burning his remains pleaded not guilty on Friday to aggravated murder.  Raul Vidrio, a known drug dealer and gang member, is charged in the death of 22-year old Wesley Nay.  Nay’s body was found buried in a grassy meadow near Indianola in October 2016.

Vidrio is also charged with obstruction of justice and abuse of a dead body.  If convicted, he faces a minimum of 25 years to life in prison.

Nay was reported missing in September 2016 by a family friend.  She told detectives the last time she saw Nay was three weeks earlier when he left her home with Vidrio.

Court documents state Vidrio was arrested by Utah County Sheriff’s Deputies in September 2016 for stealing a truck.  They found shovels, a pick and gas jugs in the bed of the truck, along with a large knife inside the truck.  Blood on the knife tested positive for Nay’s DNA.

Officers said Vidrio is a known drug dealer in Mt. Pleasant and associates with a specific gang.  He is being held on a $500,000 cash only bail at the Utah County Jail. 

A jury trial is scheduled to begin August 5.