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Woman accused of slashing man with kitchen knife in domestic dispute

Woman accused of slashing man with kitchen knife in domestic dispute

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SALT LAKE CITY — A man was slashed with a kitchen knife during a domestic dispute Sunday afternoon.

At about 2:30 p.m. a couple living in a basement apartment on the 200 South block of 1400 West became involved in some kind of an argument, according to Lt. Carl Merino with the Salt Lake City Police Department.

As the fight escalated, Margie Maire, 51, allegedly slashed her 55-year-old husband in the chest several times with a paring knife, Merino said.

Police said the wounds were not life-threatening and did not require treatment in a hospital, but Merino described the dispute as "serious" due to the use of the weapon.

The Maire was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County jail for investigation of domestic violence and aggravated assault. Merino said there was an initial delay due to respiratory problems that required she be cleared with medical personnel.

Merino also said that the attack did not appear to be in self-defense, be he did not yet have details on what exactly the dispute was about.

No names have been released.


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