West Haven man charged with attempted murder following stabbing attack
A West Haven man has been formally charged after attacking his wife earlier this week.
Arturo Medina-Moreira, 28, was charged this week of first-degree attempted murder; domestic violence in the presence of a child involving injury, a weapon or death; and criminal mischief in response to a stabbing incident that occurred in the 3300 block of South Midland Drive.
According to the charging document, Medina-Moreira reportedly stabbed the victim with the shattered remains of a beer bottle.
“First responding deputies located the female victim at the intersection of Midland and 1900 with a laceration to her throat,” the probable cause affidavit read. “The male had fled the scene but was later located by deputies as he was cutting his throat and wrists. The male was heavily intoxicated and non-compliant with Deputies as they contacted him. After speaking with witnesses as well as the young juvenile and evidence on scene, it was determined that the male suspect, Arturo Medina had gotten into an argument with his wife, the female victim. Arturo at some point broke a glass beer bottle and intentionally cut the female victim’s neck and finger during the argument.”
Both Medina-Moreira and the female victim were transported to a local hospital in serious condition at the time.
Medina-Moreira is being held in the Weber County Jail without bail.