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Man says he killed city worker over yard rule ‘harassment’

  • A burned West Valley City Community Preservation Code Enforcement vehicle is seen near the place where a structure fire and fatal shooting occurred in West Valley City, Utah, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP)

  • Firefighters work at the scene of a structure fire and fatal shooting in West Valley City, Utah, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP)

  • FILE - In this June 20, 2008 file photo, West Valley Code Enforcement Officer Jill Robinson checks a home for violations in West Valley City, Utah. Authorities say Kevin Wayne Billings, a 64-year-old Utah man shot and killed Robinson, torched her truck and set a fire that destroyed the home next door. Jail documents released Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 state Kevin Wayne Billings said the officer working a routine follow-up call “got what she deserved” after “years of harassment.” (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP, File)

  • This photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriffs Office shows Kevin Wayne Billings. Authorities say Billings, a 64-year-old Utah man shot and killed a code-enforcement officer, torched her truck and set a fire that destroyed the home next door. Jail documents released Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, state Billings said the officer working a routine follow-up call “got what she deserved” after “years of harassment.” (Salt Lake County Sheriffs Office, via AP)

  • Firefighters work at the scene of a structure fire in West Valley City, Utah, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. A West Valley City code enforcement officer was fatally shot nearby. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man who shot and killed a city worker, torched her truck and set his neighbor’s house on fire told witnesses that he did it after “years of harassment” over laws requiring cleanup of trash and weeds outside his home, police said Friday.

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