UPDATE: Utah man tells police he killed wife ‘in a fit of rage’
UPDATE: William Mathew Jonides told Sandy police he killed his wife “in a fit of rage” before he called 911 and reported her death, according to probable cause documents.
The documents say police arrived and located Jonides and then searched the home at Montana Drive to find an adult woman in an upstairs bedroom with obvious signs of trauma. A Sandy Fire Department and medical crew also responded to the emergency call and confirmed the woman was dead.
Police said Jonides was taken to the Sandy City Police Department and informed of his rights and then made his statement about killing his wife in a fit of rage. Friday night police said a shotgun was involved in the killing.
The original story follows below.
SANDY, Utah — One person has died after they were shot during a “domestic situation” in Sandy, according to police.
Just before 9:45 p.m. Friday, officials with the Sandy City Police Department said investigators were on scene of the homicide, which occurred on Montana Drive.
Investigators are on the scene of a homicide on Montana Dr. One gunshot wound victim. One suspect in custody. PIO en route to scene.
— Sandy Police (@Sandy_Police) December 11, 2021
Police told KSL-TV that a husband shot and killed his wife, then reported it to the authorities.
He was then taken into custody.
BREAKING: Sandy Police say husband shot and killed wife, then reported it to police. Man is in custody. Investigators promising more info in the morning @KSL5TV #KSLTV #Utah pic.twitter.com/KI0jbdM9jR
— Andrew Adams (@AndrewAdamsKSL) December 11, 2021
Police also confirmed to KSL that the weapon involved was a shot gun.
Additional details, including the identities of the victim and suspect, were not immediately available.
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