Pediatrician accused of killing ex-wife makes first court appearance

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SALT LAKE CITY — A pediatrician accused of killing his ex-wife made his first court appearance.

Dr. John Wall, 49, shuffled into the courtroom in the Matheson Courthouse on Tuesday, where he was formally handed a copy of the charges against him. Wall is charged with murder and aggravated burglary in the death of his ex-wife, Uta von Schwedler.

“We look forward to a swift prosecution and ultimately, justice for my mother,” the couple’s son, Pelle von Schwedler Wall, told reporters outside the courtroom.

Dr. Wall’s lawyer said outside of court he will enter a not guilty plea.

“He feels he’s not guilty because he didn’t commit a homicide,” Fred Metos told FOX 13. “He didn’t have anything to do with her death.”

Uta von Schwedler overdosed on Xanax and drowned in a bathtub in her Sugar House home back in 2011. Prosecutors allege there were cuts…

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