Teen senteced for his role in Moab murder

Published on September 10, 2013 at 11:40AM

A Moab teenager who prosecutors say helped get rid of the body of a friend’s mother’s boyfriend has been sentenced to the highest-security juvenile detention facility. Grand County Attorney Andrew Fitzgerald says 17-year-old Charles Anthony Nelson could be there until he is 21. A probation board will determine if he can get out earlier. Prosecutors initially believed Nelson shot Gregorio Salazar Campos three times in the head back on March 25 in Moab. They later learned that it wasn’t Nelson but his friend, 17-year-old Brody Blu Kruckenberg. Campos was dating Kruckenberg’s mother. In July, Kruckenberg was sentenced to high-security juvenile detention until he turns 21 after taking a plea deal. Nelson pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. Fitzgerald says Nelson will likely spend less time locked up than Kruckenberg.