Autopsy: Woman May have Survived Stabbing

Autopsy: Woman May have Survived Stabbing

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A 51-year-old Ogden man accused of killing his girlfriend in April will go to trial after a judge said there's enough evidence.

In Joseph Weatherspoon preliminary hearing yesterday, a medical examiner said 38-year-old Johanna McCann could have survived the attack if she had received medical attention. Instead, he said, she bled to death.

Weatherspoon is charged with one count of first-degree murder. Authorities said Weatherspoon stabbed McCann to death during an argument at their Ogden apartment. Police said he then allegedly wrapped her body in plastic bag and dumped McCann's body at Pineview Reservoir.

A pretrial conference is set for July 6th.

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

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