Salt Lake City police say a woman has admitted to fatally stabbing her boyfriend on Friday evening.
Officers responded to domestic violence calls at an apartment in the 200 block of South Temple Street after neighbors heard the couple arguing, according to a probable cause statement. When police arrived they found the woman and man, who was bleeding from his chest, exiting the elevator into the apartment lobby. The man was taken to a hospital but died as a result of his wounds.
The woman told police she and the man both drank five to six alcoholic drinks before the stabbing. She said she was “full of rage” because of jealousy issues between the couple.
She told police that the man pushed on her chest with both hands while she was backed against a counter. After he let go she began throwing objects out of the window because she was angry. She told police the man was “talking smack” to her. She said he began walking to the door as if to leave the apartment at which point she started hitting him on his chest and back. She told police she picked up a sharp object and was “hitting” the man’s chest with it.
She said she offered to call an ambulance after seeing that the man was bleeding. They left the apartment to go to the first floor of the building where the man collapsed.
Police said they found a steak knife with a red, blood-like substance on it in the apartment.
The Salt Lake Tribune does not usually name suspects unless they have been formally charged.
Editors note: Those who are experiencing intimate partner violence, or know someone who is, can also call the Utah Domestic Violence Link Line, 1-800-897-LINK (5465), or the Utah Rape and Sexual Assault Crisis Line, 1-888-421-1100. To report child abuse and neglect, call the Division of Child and Family Services hotline at 1-855-323-DCFS. For emergencies, call 911.