Utah Woman Accused of Killing Parents Appeared in Court for First Time

The Utah transgender accused of killing his parents last month appeared via video link before a Washington County judge on June 26 where the charges against him were presented.

Collin Troy Bailey, 28, (AKA “Mia” Bailey) is accused of fatally shooting his parents, Joseph and Gail Bailey, on June 18 and attempting to kill his brother and his brother’s wife.

Bailey has been charged with aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated murder, and seven felony counts of discharging a firearm.

Fifth District Judge Keith Barnes read out the charges as Bailey watched over a video link from the Washington County jail.

After assessing that Bailey did not have the means to pay for legal counsel, Judge Barnes assigned public defender Ryan Stout who said he would visit Bailey later that week.

Stout informed the defendant not to speak about the case to anyone or make any further comments in the hearing unless the judge asked a question.

Prosecutors accused Bailey of killing his parents and then allegedly attempting to kill his brother and his wife who retreated to a basement bedroom after the shooting began.

After Bailey left the house, his brother contacted 911 from a neighbor’s home to report the shooting and told the dispatcher that he believed his parents were shot.

Bailey was tracked down by police the following day in a field near the St. George Temple in Washington, Utah.

During questioning, Bailey described the shootings in graphic detail and told police that he did not regret killing his parents because he hated them.

If found guilty of the charges, Bailey would be eligible for the death penalty. However, prosecutors wrote in the charging document that they would not be seeking the death penalty in this case.

Bailey legally changed his name to Mia last year.