Police: Salt Lake County man stabbed by boyfriend of woman he was in hotel room with

Christopher Antonio Hernandez. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, Oct. 29, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A man was stabbed in a Salt Lake County hotel room by the boyfriend of a woman he was with, officials said.

According to a probable cause statement from the 3rd District Court of Salt Lake County, Christopher Antonio Hernandez, 20, is facing charges of aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony; aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; and aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony.

On Oct. 26, 2019, at 2:30 a.m., a man arrived at Jordan Valley Hospital with stab wounds to his chest and back, and a severely cut arm.

“The male victim told police he’d gone to a hotel room and checked into a room with a female coworker,” the statement said. “The male victim said after being in the room for a time, the door opened and a male who identified himself as the female coworker’s boyfriend entered the room and assaulted him with a large knife.”

The male suspect then took the female victim by the arm with the knife still in his hand and left the hotel, the statement said.

“Responding officer found the hotel room, with a bloody scene,” the statement said. “The female victim’s vehicle was found in the parking lot; the female victim and male suspect were not located.”

At 4:30 p.m. that same day, legal counsel for the suspect, Hernandez, had him surrender to the police. The suspect refused to answer questions.

“His counsel told your affiant he had seen the female victim alive today and that she had counsel also,” the statement said. “Your affiant has still not been able to contact the female victim.”

Hernandez was transported to the Salt Lake County Jail with his bail set at $55,000.


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