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Girlfriend remembers teen killed in Tooele stabbing

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Posted at 9:48 PM, Apr 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-27 23:49:49-04

TOOELE, Utah -- Destiny Fee, 16, has been consumed by tears ever since the early hours of Saturday morning. That's when she said she witnessed her boyfriend, 17-year-old Jesse Horowitz, stabbed and killed right before her very eyes outside Stansbury Elementary School.

"He was my Clyde and I was his Bonny. He was my best friend, he was the most caring guy I've ever known and he was just always there, we were always together, we were just inseparable," Fee said.

Fee was one of at least a dozen teens and young adults on the scene at the time of the altercation which lead to the stabbing, according to the Tooele County Sheriff's Office.

"I didn't even know he was stabbing him until he was on the ground and when that happened I just started hitting the guy begging for him to let go of him and he just got up and ran," Fee said.

Fee said she can remember bending down to the ground, taking Jessie's body into her arms.

"When I looked up his shirt there was just blood all over and I was trying to hold the pressure on his neck and I don't know how many times he was stabbed. I just tried stopping it and it wouldn't," Fee said.

According to Fee, the whole ordeal lasted only seconds. She said there wasn't time to do anything.

"His eyes were open and he couldn't see anything. He was just starring at me and I was just crying and begging and praying that he would wake up and come back but he didn't," Fee said.

Fee said she's never been in such a helpless situation.

"I just kept on hitting him and saying Jesse I love you, please just wake up, please just wake up, don't leave me, you can't leave me."

Fee's grandparents, Sue and Robert Johnson, recalled what they saw, when they were called to the scene to pick up their granddaughter.

"Covered with his blood it was more than children should ever have to endure," the Johnsons said.

The Johnsons have opened their home for all of Jessie's friends and family to gather for moral support. It's been a weekend of grieving and remembering.

"I'm just going to miss having him by my side, and be able to laugh with him, share everything, I'm just going to miss Jesse all around," Fee said.