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WVC Police: Man slashed wife's throat in front of infant

Posted at 4:29 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 18:29:26-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A man was arrested early Monday morning after police say he slashed his wife's throat while she was driving.

According to a probable cause statement from a West Valley City Police officer, 24-year-old Isac Garcia was being driven home by his wife after a party where he was drinking heavily. A fight broke out as they drove home, and Garcia — sitting in the back seat next to the couple's newborn child — slashed her throat and face multiple times with a knife, policed said, adding that she was driving on Bangerter Highway in dangerous, rainy road conditions.

The woman rushed to a hospital, "bleeding profusely and holding her neck," the report states.

According to police, Garcia admitted that he was angry and cut his wife's throat with intentions to kill her. He was arrested on felony counts of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury and domestic violence in the presence of a child, and a misdemeanor count of intoxication.

The woman's medical condition was not immediately available.