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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A man who allegedly stabbed his own daughter in the back on Christmas Day has been charged with attempted murder.
Donald Marvin Throckmorton was in court late last week on the charges.
Court documents say the daughter had a fight with her mother early Christmas Day. Throckmorton reportedly told her she had to leave the house. The two went for a drive, and Throckmorton allegedly told his daughter there was a gift for her under the seat of the pickup.
That's when prosecutors say he stabbed her in the back.
The victim was able to knock the knife away from her 72-year-old father, bite him in the face and get away.
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