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Search warrants detail bloody scene in WVC murder



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WEST VALLEY CITY -- Newly unsealed search warrants detail a gruesome crime scene in the slaying of Kimberly Hain.

The West Valley City mother was beaten to death inside her home last month. The warrants, filed in Salt Lake City's 3rd District Court and unsealed late Thursday, reveal a bloody scene and new details about her slaying.

"There's obvious blood spatter on the west wall, east wall, north wall and the ceiling," police wrote in an affidavit for the search warrant.

Search warrants detail bloody scene in WVC murder

Hain, 33, was found inside her bedroom by her husband who arrived home in the morning after working an overnight shift.

"Douglas Hain found the large overhead garage door open," the warrant said. "Douglas Hain went into the residence and found his wife, Kimberly Hain, in bed deceased. Douglas Hain called 911."

The Hains' two children, ages 6 and 8, were in the house at the time of the killing, police said. They had found her body but didn't tell anyone until their father returned home.

Police later arrested Hain's neighbor, 18-year-old Martin Vuksinick, whose mother was one of Kimberly Hain's best friends. The Deseret News, which first reported on the warrants Friday, said Vuksinick led police to a baseball bat in a field. Investigators believe it was the murder weapon.

Police have said they believe Vuksinick was high on cocaine at the time he broke into Hains' house, but an exact motive for her killing has not been disclosed.

Upon serving the search warrant, police took 76 items from the Hain home. They included hair and fiber samples, a swab from a red stain found on the kitchen floor, carpet, mattress and metal bed frame.

Vuksinick is charged with aggravated murder and burglary. He is due in court again July 21.

Story compiled with contributions from Ben Winslow and Courtney Orton

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