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Man arrested for stabbing wife, dog several times
Assault » Woman woke up to the sound of her dog yelping.
First Published Dec 23 2011 06:11 pm • Last Updated Dec 24 2011 08:24 pm

A man was arrested and charged after allegedly stabbing his wife and her dog several times on Dec. 17 in Midvale.

The woman told police she woke up to her dog yelping. After the woman got out of bed, her husband entered the home and attacked her "with something sharp," charging documents state. The husband left the house, and she locked him out. He unsuccessfully attempted to kick in the door. When police arrived, the man was shouting, "I did it! I killed my [expletive] wife!" the police documents state.

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When police handcuffed him, the man threatened the officers and their families, and began to fight and kick until he was placed in ankle shackles, the documents state.

The woman suffered a stab wound from a 5-inch steak knife that went through her upper arm and into the upper part of her breast.

The dog received four stab wounds to the back and neck. The knife broke off in the dog’s rib, partially collapsing a lung and puncturing the dog’s diaphragm. He had to be taken into surgery to repair his injuries.

The couple’s 2-year-old daughter was in the next room when the incident occurred.

The man was charged with aggravated assault, commission of domestic violence in the presence of a child, torture of a companion animal and retaliation against a witness or victim, all third-degree felonies; and a Class B misdemeanor for interference with an arresting officer.


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