CRIME

Man stabbed to death in Kearns Sunday morning

May 29, 2022, 9:27 AM | Updated: 9:10 pm
Unified Police responded to a fatal stabbing in Kearns. (Unified Police Department)...
Unified Police responded to a fatal stabbing in Kearns. (Unified Police Department)
(Unified Police Department)

KEARNS, Utah – A dispute between neighbors in Kearns early Sunday ended with a 20-year-old man stabbed to death and two others in custody.

Unified Police said that Rustyn Christopher Opperman, 20, was stabbed to death by Anthony Landh Martinez, 20, and Benny Tobias Martinez, 40, at 4550 W and 4920 S around 3 a.m.

“What we know at this point is there were a few neighbors that became involved in a physical altercation. At one point, one of the individuals was stabbed, and he died at the scene,” said Unified Police Department spokeswoman Melody Cutler. ”We do have two people in custody, so there’s no, there’s no threat to the public.”

UPD violent crime detectives have been on the scene since the initial call out.

Both suspects are in the Salt Lake County jail for felony one murder, according to Unified Police.

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