Woman charged with murder in stabbing death near homeless shelter

By Erin Alberty

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: January 15, 2014 10:50PM
Updated: January 16, 2014 09:57PM
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| Courtesy Natalie Bluehouse is a person of interest in the homicide that occurred at the Salt Lake City Shelter located at 210 South Rio Grande.

A transient woman has been charged with stabbing a man to death near a Salt Lake City homeless shelter.

Natalie Fern Bluehouse, 50, was charged with first-degree felony murder in the Nov. 20 death of Willie D. Hollingsworth.

Bluehouse turned herself in Friday, saying she stabbed Hollingsworth with a kitchen knife near the Road Home Shelter during an argument, jail and court documents state. Hollingsworth died of a wound to the abdomen.

Several witnesses saw Bluehouse following Hollingsworth, 49, while yelling at him and threatening to stab him, the charge states.

In 2010, Bluehouse pleaded guilty to a reduced weapons charge after she allegedly tried to stab a different man in Pioneer Park. Charges show that she admitted to threatening the man with a 9-inch knife.

Erin Alberty