Probation for suspect in Utah mall mass-killing plot

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool, File)
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool, File)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) – A Utah man who faced up to 15 years in prison in a mass shooting plot at an upscale mall has been sentenced to probation and is receiving mental health treatment.

Documents show a civil lawsuit filed by the mall has also been dismissed after 43-year-old Jack Harry Stiles agreed stay away from City Creek Center.

Prosecutors say Stiles planned to randomly shoot people on the anniversary of his mother’s death, as well as open fire at a movie theater and wire a bomb underneath a bus.

Stiles agreed to a plea deal in May that transferred him to a court program for defendants in need of mental health treatment and put him on probation for three years.

Stiles’ defense attorney said Wednesday he is responding well to treatment. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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