Woman stabbed, robbed early Tuesday in Magna

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MAGNA, Utah, Sept. 5, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A woman was rushed to the hospital early Tuesday morning after being robbed and stabbed as she walked to a friend’s house.

Unified Police Lt. Paul Barker told Gephardt Daily the incident occurred at 12:53 a.m. as the victim was walking in the area of 8145 W. 3500 South.

Barker said the victim told police she noticed a four-door, blue Chevy Cruze slowly coming down the street. It stopped near the victim, and “three heavyset Hispanic females” got out. The male driver stayed in the vehicle.

The victim, who is about 35 years old, told police the women quickly grabbed her purse and stabbed her several times before hurrying back into the vehicle and driving off.

Barker said the victim was transported by Unified Fire Authority to Jordan Valley Medical Center West in stable condition. He said she had multiple stab wounds in her back, but he didn’t know how deep they were.

He also said it wasn’t clear if the victim had tried to defend herself or if the suspects stabbed her without giving her a chance to resist.

The victim told police she doesn’t know any of the women who attacked her and stole her purse, and Barker said it sounds like the suspects saw her as a “target of opportunity.”

Police were still talking with the victim at the hospital early Tuesday. Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.


  1. I was the woman who was stabbed. Let me explain something to all you people who are looking down your nose at me and judging me. Whether or not it’s a “good idea” to walk at that time of night, some people don’t have that choice. I am a single mother, and we were out of milk, my daughter wanted cereal for breakfast, and obviously I wont leave my child home alone, so as soon as my mother got home from work, I walked to get milk. None of us can afford cell phones, and we dont have a vehicle, so a trip to the store for us isnt as effortless as it is for most others. The police said i was going to a friends house, well i wasn’t, until I was stabbed and bleeding, had no shoes and no phone, and needed a place to go asap. I happened to know someone that lived very close, and so I went there for help. My attackers stabbed me in the back of the head twice, five times in the back, and once in my side that barely missed my lung. They took my purse, all my money, my fucking shoes. Im lucky I didnt die. I am completely horrified and pissed off that first of all, this happened to me, and second, that ANYONE would have the nerve to judge the situation, rather than wish me a speedy recovery. Our society as a whole, has gone to shit. And I’m so scared for my daughter, how bad will it be when she is my age?!? You know something else? FOUR fucking cars drove by while I was being attacked in the MIDDLE of the rod, and not one fucking person stopped. The police werent even called until I ASKED someone to call them. Insane.

    • I am so sorry that happened to you Natalie. You didn’t deserve that and you certainly don’t deserve judgement from anyone. You should be able to walk to the store or to a friends or wherever your heart desires, on any street at anytime and feel safe. The people who did this to you are to blame and they are the ones who should be shamed.


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