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South Ogden man charged with attempted murder in attack

By Tim Vandenack - | Aug 31, 2023

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OGDEN — A South Ogden man is charged with attempted murder in an alleged attack on a woman last Sunday.

Dennis Nelson, 38, faces the charge, filed by Weber County prosecutors on Wednesday, for allegedly stabbing the woman, who he knew, during an argument at a South Ogden home. Attempted murder is a first-degree felony.

“The victim alleged that Dennis became enraged and broke a television and a table. The victim sought refuge in a bathroom, where Dennis cornered her and screamed, ‘I’m going to kill you,’ and stabbed her in the face with a pink and purple kitchen knife,” reads a probable cause affidavit. The document said the woman sustained lacerations to her cheek and breast and that the cuts were deep.

Police noticed scratch marks on Nelson’s neck when arresting him, consistent with the woman’s statement that she fought back, according to the affidavit. The man also made “spontaneous utterances that the victim was not lying and that she needed to see a doctor,” the document reads.

A bloody knife was found in Nelson’s home along with blood stains on floors, walls and near an appliance in the home.

Nelson, being held without bond in the Weber County Jail, also faces a charge of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, and misdemeanor counts of causing property damage and possession or use of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person.

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