Aday sentenced to jail for obstruction


Deena Aday, 50, was sentenced Wednesday for misdemeanor resisting or obstructing officers for withholding information from police.

Aday ran away with Jeremy White after he strangled his fiancee, Christine Caldwell, and buried her beneath their Bonneville County home. Aday was sentenced to 180 days in jail and given credit for 30 days served. She also was sentenced to two years of probation. 

Aday fled with White after the November 2016 murder. The two were found in Nevada a few weeks later. White pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced Sept. 20 to 15 to 45 years in prison.

As part of a plea agreement, the accessory charge for withholding knowledge will be dropped. A status conference is scheduled for Tuesday.

“The evidence supports her not knowing at the time she left that he’d done it,” Bonneville County Prosecutor Danny Clark said at a status conference in September.

Clark told the Post Register that Aday took a polygraph after she was extradited from Nevada and was asked if she knew what White had done when they fled. Clark added that the accessory charge was not for Aday helping White, but for not speaking to police after the couple was caught. Once Aday was in Idaho, Clark said she provided investigators information that helped prosecute White.

Reporter Johnathan Hogan can be reached at 208-542-6746.