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Ogden Man Accused of Trying to Kill His Wife

Ogden Man Accused of Trying to Kill His Wife


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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- An Ogden man has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated kidnapping in a purported attack on his wife.

Authorities allege 51-year-old Lee Northcutt tried to suffocate his wife with a pillow, brandished a knife and dragged her through a broken window to prevent her escape.

Northcutt faces a preliminary hearing on July sixth.

Police Lieutenant Loring Draper says the couple had an argument that morning, and Northcutt allegedly tried to suffocate his wife.

Draper said the woman got loose, Northcutt grabbed a knife and the women smashed a window and jumped through it.

Draper said Northcutt allegedly dragged his wife back through the broken window, cutting her arms.

Draper said the Northcutt denied all of the accusations,

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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