Aza Vidinhar was fifteen years old when he stabbed his two younger brothers to death in Utah. According to court documents Aza Vidinhar became upset when his younger brothers refused to turn the television down and then he did the unthinkable. Aza would stab his ten year old brother eighty eight times and would stab his four year old brother over twenty times.
The children’s mother would find the two dead bodies and called police. This teen killer was given a massive break when he was allowed to plead guilty to both murders in juvenile court under the condition he would behave while in custody. However an assault on another juvenile would see this teen killer would be sentenced to five years in prison for the assault and a fifteen year to life sentence for the double murder.
Ava Vidinhar would be charged with attempted murder after attempting to kill a fellow inmate in 2021
Aza Vidinhar 2023 Information
- Offender Number: 222129
- Offender Name: AZA RAY VIDINHAR
- DOB: Sat, 25 Apr 1998
- Height: 5 Feet 9 Inches
- Weight: 160
- Sex: M
- Location: UTAH STATE PRISON
- Housing Facility: OLYMPUS
- Parole Date: N/A
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A 17-year-old Davis County boy who murdered his two younger brothers was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years to life in prison.
Aza Ray Vidinhar pleaded guilty in June, admitting that he fatally stabbed 10-year-old Alexander Vidinhar and 4-year-old Benjie Vidinhar in May 2013.
In an unusual plea deal, the teen was allowed to plead guilty to Alex’s murder in juvenile court, and a similar plea was entered in adult court for Benjie’s death. Attorneys agreed that he would not be sentenced for the murder in adult court until he was released from the juvenile system — either at age 21 or until juvenile authorities determined they no longer could help him.
But the deal unraveled in late March, after Vidinhar was sentenced to the Utah State Prison for up to five years for assaulting a fellow inmate at an Ogden juvenile-detention facility.
Because he is now in adult prison and no longer in the care of Juvenile Justice Services, he was sentenced in adult court on the murder case.
Second District Judge David Hamilton ordered the conviction for the murder case to run consecutively to the assault case.
Deputy Davis County Attorney Brandon Poll had asked for consecutive terms, saying he believes Vidinhar has “a callous indifference toward life.”
Poll said Vidinhar had stabbed Alex 88 times, while the younger brother was stabbed 22 times. Poll said the teen has told interviewers that he planned to kill his brothers once before because they were being too noisy, but didn’t do it after the boys became more quiet and he felt “weird” about murdering them.
Throughout his pre-sentence interview with Adult Probation and Parole, the teen said he didn’t care how the murders affected his parents and showed a lack of empathy, the prosecutor argued.
“Over and over again, he indicates that he doesn’t really care how his crimes affected others,” Poll told the judge.
Defense attorney Todd Utzinger had asked for concurrent prison terms, saying his client had a “long road ahead of him.” Utzinger said that while Vidinhar did make statements that he didn’t care how his crimes affected others, he also has made remarks showing some remorse.
“One of the difficult things about offenders this young is you really don’t know where they are emotionally,” Utzinger said after the sentencing. “All we know now is we have an immature kid who has some problems.
“… He’s a young person who, at a very young age, needed significant treatment that he hasn’t received, and unfortunately, now, is less likely to receive in the prison,” he continued. “I think he’s a kid who has a lot of serious mental health issues that we don’t understand at this point.”
When the judge gave Vidinhar a chance to speak Wednesday, the teen responded, “There’s nothing.”
Vidinhar’s father and grandfather attended the sentencing hearing, but did not speak in court.
Vidinhar, then 15, was arrested May 22, 2013, after his mother called 911 to report finding Benjie dead on the floor of her West Point home. Alex was later found dead in another part of the house; both boys had been stabbed to death.
A motive for the killings has never been publicly revealed.
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A Utah man who is serving time in prison for allegedly killing his brothers is facing a new criminal charge.
Aza Ray Vidinhar, 22, was charged in the Third District Court with assault by a prisoner, a third-degree felony, court documents state.
Vidinhar is accused of punching and kicking a fellow inmate during an altercation on Jan. 12.
According to charging documents, the inmate had been arguing with people and Vindinhar told him to come to his cell. When the inmate refused, Vidinhar reportedly became upset and hit the man’s head against a wall.
Aza Vidinhar was sentenced in 2015 to 15 years to life in prison for murdering his younger brothers.
Aza Vidinhar, who was 15 at the time, was babysitting his brothers, ages four and 10, when they were stabbed and killed.
He was in the juvenile court system until he pleaded guilty to assaulting another boy. He was sentenced to up to five years in prison for the crime.
A judge ruled that the sentences must be served one after the other.
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A young man serving a potential life sentence in the Utah State Prison for the high-profile killings of his two younger brothers is now accused of trying to kill an older inmate.
Aza Ray Vidinhar, 23, was charged Thursday in 3rd District Court with attempted murder and aggravated kidnapping, both first-degree felonies.
Vidinhar is already serving a term of 15 years to life in prison for murdering his two brothers, Alex and Benjie, ages 10 and 4, inside their West Point home on May 22, 2013 — stabbing one of them 88 times and the other 28 times. Vidinhar was only 15 at the time.
In his latest case, Vidinhar went into another inmate’s cell on March 12 and told the man “that he had already killed two young people with his hands and now wants to fulfill his dream of killing someone old with his hands,” according to charging documents.
Vidinhar entered the 66-year-old inmate’s cell with a cord in his hand, shut the cell door behind him, and told the man “that he was going to kill an old man and to make it easy on him,” the charges state.
“Stop fighting it and just let me kill you,” Vidinhar told the man after wrapping the cord around his neck, according to the charges.
Another inmate who was walking by heard the victim yell, “Help me, this guy is going to kill me,” and went to notify a corrections officer, investigators say.
When the inmate and officer returned to the cell, they could still hear the victim’s pleas for help “but they were faint,” the charging documents say. When the deputy unlocked the cell door, the second inmate helped pull Vidinhar off the man he was allegedly attacking.
This is not the first time Vidinhar has been accused of attacking another inmate. In February, he was charged with assault by a prisoner for punching another inmate. He was convicted of the crime in March and sentenced to a term of zero to five years in prison to be served concurrently with his 15-years-to-life sentence, court records state.
He was also convicted of assault by a prisoner in 2015.