Utah man sentenced to 15 years to life for stabbing father

Published on March 15, 2017 at 02:06PM

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Smithfield man who pleaded guilty to stabbing his father to death has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that 26-year-old Shane Alan Hallstrom pleaded guilty to murder in the death of his father, 58-year-old Calvin Leon Hallstrom. The judge on Tuesday said Shane Hallstrom will be allowed to start serving in a Utah hospital so he can get mental health treatment. Shane Hallstrom did not speak during the hearing. According to court documents, Shane Hallstrom is accused of inviting his father over to his Smithfield home on April 28. When his father arrived they hugged each other, then Shane Hallstrom jumped onto his father’s back and stabbed him repeatedly in the neck. Shane Hallstrom’s grandmother says her son was a loving and sensitive man.