Woman who police say beat roommate to death in Sandy charged with murder

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SANDY — A woman has been charged with murder in the death of her roommate at the Medically Vulnerable People Shelter in Sandy City.

Murder charges have been filed against Laura Darlene Northrup for the alleged murder of Stephanie Lynn Haskett-Carrasco, according to a release from the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office.

Northrup was charged with one count of murder, a first-degree felony, and one count of obstruction of justice, a second-degree felony.

Today, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill announced that charges have been filed against Laura Darlene Northrup for the alleged murder of her roommate, Stephanie Lynn Haskett-Carrasco.

“The MVP shelter is a place for people who are in a medically compromised state to find safety and solitude. This act of violence has shocked the community, and our hearts go out to Ms. Haskett-Carrasco’s loved ones,” said Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill. “We appreciate the Sandy City Police Department detectives for their efforts. All persons accused of misconduct are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.”