Investigation into Groom's Stabbing Continues

Investigation into Groom's Stabbing Continues

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Amanda Butterfield ReportingSgt. Michelle Burnette: "The allegation that he was attacked by an unknown assailant is the only information we've been told."

It's been four days, but police still have more questions for the man who was found stabbed when he should have been at his own wedding. The condition of the groom has improved to stable and he's expected to be released from the hospital soon. And when he does, he's got an appointment at the Sandy Police Department.

The stabbing happened Saturday night, and ever since, police have been piecing together the case, while those who live here have been on edge.

Yellow police tape remains near where the groom and victim, Kent Sadler, was found. It's a color that's making residents nervous.

Stacy: "Actually it was a little scary."

Folks who live here say this apartment complex is new, nice, and quiet, and stabbings aren't suppose to happen here.

Stacy: "My mother is worried about me going out."

Sadler was late to his wedding so friends and family went looking for him, and found him lying at the bottom of this stairwell, bleeding with a knife beside him.

His neighbor below him said she heard thumping down the stairs that evening, but thought it was just someone coming down them. She didn't know anyone was hurt.

Sadler was flown to the hospital with several stab wounds to his neck and chest. He's undergone surgery and is recovering, and once he's released...

Sgt. Michelle Burnette, Sandy Police Depart: "We'd like to have a sit down interview with him here at the police department when he is released, and go over the things we've found and that he's saying, and put all pieces together."

Police have no suspects; they only know that Sadler said he was attacked. There's been some questions whether the stabbing was self-inflicted. Burnette says either way, they'll know soon.

Michelle Burnette: "We're look at all the info and evidence, the evidence is being analyzed."

Meanwhile, neither family wants to talk.

Michelle Burnette: "His family very upset, as well as future in-laws, they are all very concerned for his well-being."

Residents are concerned too, they want to know if they're safe. No word if the wedding has been postponed or called off.

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