W. Valley labor Day BBQ turns deadly

Tuesday , September 03, 2013 - 11:58 AM

The Associated Press

WEST VALLEY CITY — West Valley City police have arrested a 41-year-old woman who they say fatally stabbed her boyfriend in the back during a Labor Day barbecue.

Authorities say they were called to an apartment on West Parkway Boulevard about 10:30 p.m. Monday. They found 44-year-old victim Thai Van Le was being taken to the hospital in a van, and later succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives say several people were having a barbecue when an argument began.

Officials say the fight escalated until Thu Huong Thi Nguygen stabbed her boyfriend. Police say their child was present during the dispute.

Authorities say Nguyen was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of domestic-related aggravated homicide, obstruction of justice and domestic violence in the presence of a child.

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