A man sought help at a Salt Lake City hospital early Tuesday after he stabbed his girlfriend to death, according to police.
Angelo Terry Kirstine, 24, has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of murder in the death of Ashley Vigil, 26, who “appeared to have suffered puncture wounds to her throat," according to a probable cause statement.
Vigil found dead at the Eight20 Apartments at 820 W. Timbercreek Way early Tuesday. The woman’s grandfather found her and called police about 1 a.m.
Around the same time, police received a call from the University of Utah Medical Center. Kirstine — the boyfriend of the victim — went there to seek treatment for “mental health issues,” said Keller, and told staffers there that he had “hurt someone” and that she needed to be checked on.
According to court documents, Kirstine “was reported to have suffered from mental health related disorders and had violent tendencies as a result.” When he was arrested, he had blood on his clothing, “fresh scratch marks on his torso” and appeared to have “been involved in a recent physical confrontation.”
Campus police held Kirstine until South Salt Lake officers arrived and took him into custody. He is being held without bail; he is on probation after pleading guilty to a second-degree felony charge of aggravated robbery in 2013.