Man Killed In Attack After Girl Claims Sexual Assault That Never Happened

Michael Fife died on April 27, four days after he was attacked by a 17-year-old boy at a bus stop.

Logan, UT – A 62-year-old man died of head trauma after being tackled by a 17-year-old boy over an alleged sexual assault.

Michael Fife, 62, was riding a Cache Valley Transit District (CVTD) bus at approximately 3 p.m. on April 23, when he walked past a 16-year-old female passenger, the Logan Police Department (LPD) said in a press release on Tuesday.

The juvenile female immediately called her 17-year-old brother, and told him that Fife had sexually assaulted her.

A few minutes later, Fife exited the bus near the intersection of 100 West and 300 South, where he was confronted by the girl’s brother.

The teen then ran at Fife and slammed into him, knocking the elderly man onto the ground, and causing him to hit his head on the sidewalk.

Logan Police Chief Gary Jensen described the hit as a “linebacker-type charge,” KSTU reported.

“Mr. Fife was left unconscious, lying on the sidewalk, while his assailant fled the scene on foot,” the LPD’s press release said.

Bystanders called police and paramedics, who rushed Fife to the Logan Hospital.

The 16-year-old girl reported the alleged sexual assault to police at approximately 6:16 p.m., but when investigators reviewed surveillance footage from the bus, her story didn’t add up.

“The video showed Mr. Fife walking past the girl, but no sexual assault occurred,” the LPD said.

Fife was ultimately transferred to McKay-Dee Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries on April 27.

“This is an absolutely horrible event,” Chief Jensen told KSTU. “We have a justice system. We don’t do vigilante justice.”

“We certainly appreciate it if we could do our job,” he added.

The LPD declined to release the identities of the juveniles, due to their ages.

Fife’s son, Michael Fife Jr., said that his father was a kind man who cared about others.

“I don’t even know why he was being hit,” Michael told KTSU. “Something definitely needs to be done because this stuff can’t happen. I mean, especially over an allegation.”

A fundraising page established to help pay for Fife’s medical and funeral expenses has raised over $1,400.

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Stanracer
Stanracer

Hopefully they will both be charged with murder.

Autumnpooka
Autumnpooka

The girl needs to be named; That level of malicious dishonesty with full knowledge of what she is doing is sociopathic.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

For one, this lying bitch and her brother need to pay for their actions. They are old enough to know right from wrong. Juveniles or not, they deserve every humiliation possible as if they were an adult. It’s not like their 9 and 10 years old.

Danimyl
Danimyl

No mention of charges? Both should be charged with at minimum 2nd degree murder

nitrodave08
nitrodave08

Lock both of them up. There have been plenty of times that I wish a couple of boyfriends would "disappear".

Mrs10
Mrs10

Ok so this is not going to be popular I'm afraid:

  1. The girl is 100% responsible for this whole mess and needs to go away for murder 1. What else did she think would happen?
  2. The brother acted rashly in the heat of pain passion, based on the LIES of his sister. He's responsible for what he did, of course, but I see this more as manslaughter.

What a tragedy for this man's family and in part for the brother who was trying to stand up for his sister. He's going to have to live the rest of his life knowing he killed an innocent man. The sister obviously has no conscious or morals or anything good going. She can rot.

Mimi54
Mimi54

Nobody is safe anymore, people have gone crazy! So sorry about the innocent old man taken from his family.

Rabit1
Rabit1

When caught the 2 low life scum should hang.

Rabit1
Rabit1

And like some have said.age should not matter.if they commit a crime show their faces and age and also should not be allowed to hide their faces when in custody. Scumbags

DR226
DR226

Was this little bitch brainwashed by Me Too!!

Grog
Grog

Why not release the names? What does age have to do with anything. A crime was committed........... I remember when I was young, names were published!

Mrdan
Mrdan

Post both their pictures. N a detailed description of what these two pos did then lock them up n see how they like getting tackled scum bags

Disillusioned61
Disillusioned61

This country HAS sunk to new lows, and I DON’T want to be a part of is. I am ashamed and embarrassed by what we and our so called leaders have allowed this country to become. Game over. Protect yourselves.

Rayb
Rayb

The girl needs to be prosecuted for man slaughter..

Gretagarbo
Gretagarbo

I say if the crime is heinous like this one, the identifies of the sons of b's should be revealed. These two are monsters who deserve to die in prison. They really deserve the death penalty, but that will never happen. I'm including the lying girl who should get the same sentence as her thug brother. There would be no murder if she hadn't lied and I'm sure she knew her brother would beat the guy up. So sad. What a horrible world it is.

gunner55
gunner55

They both need to be prosecuted.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

The parents of these kids need to pay the medial and funeral bills for this poor man. Great job Mom and Dad, you raised thugs and liars who caused a mans needless death. You must be so proud..........