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Summit County Attorney files murder charges in the death of John Krieg

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Ramsdell is charged with first degree murder. That charge carries a sentence of 15 years to life in prison.

James Kip Ramsdell is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of his roommate.

Summit County Attorney Margaret Olson announced late Thursday that murder charges have been filed against 58-year-old Summit County resident James Kip Ramsdell in the shooting death of 50-year-old John Krieg.

Krieg and Ramsdell were roommates at a home on Countryside Circle in Highland Estates.

According to the Summit County Sheriff, Krieg and Ramsdell had been drinking before getting into an altercation during the night of October 6-7th. Krieg died of a single gunshot to the chest. Ramsdell also received a gunshot wound to his hand.

Ramsdell has been charged with first degree murder with a firearm enhancement. The murder charge carries a sentence of 15 years to life in prison if convicted, with one additional minimum year due to the firearm enhancement.

Ramsdell is being held without bail in the Summit County Jail.

People with information on the death of Krieg are encouraged to call the Summit County Sheriff at (435) 615-3601.

Charging documents can be seen in full below.

Sean Higgins covers all things Park City and is the Saturday Weekend Edition host at KPCW. Sean spent the first five years of his journalism career covering World Cup skiing for Ski Racing Media here in Utah and served as Senior Editor until January 2020. As Senior Editor, he managed the day-to-day news section of skiracing.com, as well as produced and hosted Ski Racing’s weekly podcast. During his tenure with Ski Racing Media, he was also a field reporter for NBC Sports, covering events in Europe.