sentencing postponed for psych evaluation
By Clay Moffitt
December 11, 2006 | LOGAN -- First District Court judge
Clint S. Judkins decided Monday that Asha Betters needs
to have a psychological evaluation before she is sentenced.
Bethers was convicted of two counts of retail theft,
a third-degree felony, and one count of providing a
police officer false personal information, a Class A
misdemeanor, for which she sent a letter to prosecuting
attorney Tony Baird acknowledging her crimes and how
they hurt people, and apologized for her actions.
Baird said he found the letter to be heartfelt and
"I believe she is sorry, but I want to know more about
her, and frankly, I think she needs to know more about
herself," Baird told the judge.
Bethers' attorney, David Perry, suggest an outpatient
program while she is serving time in the Cache County
Judkins agreed with the suggestion and Bethers will
undergo a 60-day evaluation to determine why she has
these impulses to steal, and will seek help to control