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Published May 14, 2014 2:54 pm
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Get bogged down today and didn't have the time to read the day's news?

Here are three stories to help you catch up on the stories you might have missed.

Esar Met gets life without parole for murder of Hser Ner Moo

A Burmese refugee was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on Wednesday for killing a 7-year-old neighbor girl at his South Salt Lake apartment in 2008.

Esar Met, however, addressed the court for the first time and he maintained his innocence, saying he didn't know how Hser Ner Moo died and that the two were friends.

— Marissa Lang

Medal puts Vietnam veteran from Utah in elite company

Next week at a ceremony in Florida, Patrick Watkins will receive the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions during the war.

The Distinguished Service Cross is the second-highest honor for a member of the U.S. Army — behind only the Medal of Honor.

Watkins is believed to be the only Utahn from the Vietnam War to receive the medal. And the honor might solidify Watkins' place as the state's most highly decorated living veteran. He already has five Bronze Stars, two Army Commendation Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals and three Air Medals.

—Nate Carlisle

Utah Jazz will get close look at some top prospects at combine

The Chicago pre-draft combine, a four-day evaluation of some of the game's best prospects, will allow the Jazz to better prepare for the draft. Sixty players, including Australian guard Dante Exum, Kentucky forward Julius Randle and Arizona forward Aaron Gordon, will be in attendance.

And after next week's draft lottery, the Jazz will have a better idea of who might be available for them in June.

— Aaron Falk


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