KAYSVILLE — A prominent Davis County court case from 2013 will be the featured in CBS’s 48 Hours on Saturday.

The episode focuses on the case of Tiffany Mead, a Davis County woman who survived her throat being cut on July 23, 2013, by her ex-husband, Kristopher Ertmann. 

Initially, Mead told dispatchers that she cut her throat as part of a suicide attempt, but when police arrived, she said that Ertmann had slashed her throat and tried to kill her, according to the probable cause statement for Ertmann’s arrest.

Despite the large gash across her neck and heavy blood loss, Mead survived the attack and attended all of Ertmann’s court hearings. 

Police learned that the two met at a park in Fruit Heights shortly before midnight to discuss the terms of their divorce. The two got into an argument that turned violent, and Ertmann cut Mead’s throat.

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It was later revealed that Ertmann tried to pay a hitman $5,000 to kill Mead. Unbeknownst to Ertmann, the “hitman” was an undercover police officer who was taking a video of the encounter.

“Yup, have fun” Ertmann said, not once, but twice to the officer who was posing as a hitman.

Ertmann pleaded no contest to multiple charges, including an attempted murder charge that was reduced to aggravated assault as part of a plea deal.

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The 48 Hours episode will feature deputies from the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, according to their Facebook page. The show will feature interviews of first responders, as well as pictures of evidence and the crime scene. 

Mead shared her story with the Standard-Examiner in 2014, nearly a year after the attack. 

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You can watch the 48 Hours episode when it airs at 9 p.m. this Saturday, May 5, on CBS. 

Contact reporter Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl.

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