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Bail temporarily revoked for woman accused of stabbing girlfriend 46 times

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Posted at 8:08 PM, Oct 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-30 22:08:29-04

OGDEN, Utah -- A woman accused of stabbing her long-time girlfriend to death after an argument earlier this month will remain jailed without bail for now.

A judge temporarily revoked bail for Victoria Mendoza Thursday; the woman is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of her girlfriend, 21-year-old Tawnee Baird.

Prosecutors said she committed a gruesome murder, allegedly stabbing Baird 46 times, and as such should not be out of jail. The judge moved the bail hearing to a later date.

Police responded to a parking lot in Ogden earlier this month, where they found Mendoza and Baird inside a vehicle. Baird was deceased, and officials said Mendoza began stabbing her as the couple was driving before pulling over.

The couple lived in Holladay and had traveled to Ogden to meet friends.

A friend of the couple who was in the car with them several hours before the alleged murder spoke to FOX 13 News about the case, as did other friends and family members. Click here for their comments and more details regarding the alleged murder.