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Police ID stabbing victim, still searching for attacker

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WEST VALLEY CITY — Police continued Monday to look for the attacker in a fatal stabbing over the weekend.

Fidenzo Urcino, 20, was stabbed and killed about 2 a.m. Saturday following an altercation, according to police. His body was found on the lawn of an apartment complex at 1501 W. 2320 South.

Neighbors also reported hearing shots just prior to the incident, and West Valley police were originally called to the scene on a possible shooting. But police and family members said Urcino suffered stab wounds.

Urcino's brother, Sergio Urcino, said Monday that his parents were taking his death the hardest. He said his brothers were more mad than sad at this point because they didn't know who would do this or why.


I guess there was a party. There was a bunch of people there and nobody saw who did it, who could have done such a thing ... There's too many people to be there not to know a single name.

–Sergio Urcino


Fidenzo Urcino had just been released from jail two or three weeks ago, his brother said, and was taking steps to change his life.

That night, Sergio Urcino said his brother was home and not planning to go out when, "Somebody called him to go over there."

"I guess there was a party. There was a bunch of people there and nobody saw who did it, who could have done such a thing," he said. "It just doesn't make sense. There's too many people to be there not to know a single name."

Urcino was scheduled to go to trial in October in an assault case that involved domestic violence, according to court records.

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In 2014, he was convicted of failing to stop at the command of a law enforcer and sentenced to 180 days in jail. He was convicted on a similar charge in 2012.

Urcino pleaded no contest to an amended charge of attempted possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person in 2012.

He became a restricted person by being convicted in juvenile court in 2010 of retaliation against a victim, witness or information, according to court records.

Anyone with information about the incident can call police at 801-840-4000.


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