CRIME

Sandy man arrested after allegedly killing his wife

Dec 10, 2021, 9:56 PM | Updated: Dec 11, 2021, 2:33 pm
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Sandy Police are responding to a domestic incident in Sandy. Photo: Derek Petersen, KSL TV

SANDY, Utah — A 57-year-old man was taken into custody Friday night after shooting his wife inside their residence police say.

According to Sandy City police, the shooting happened at 477 East and Montana Drive (11335 South) after 9 p.m.

According to police documents, William Matthew Jonides, 57, called 911 and informed dispatch that he had just killed his wife. 

When police arrived on scene, Jonides was taken into custody. Police documents also say Sandy Fire personnel were also on scene and discovered an adult female in a bedroom upstairs with “obvious signs of trauma.” First responders determined that female was already deceased. 

Police documents also say that in a post Miranda rights interview at Sandy City Police Department, Jonides stated that he had killed his wife “in a fit of rage.”

On Saturday, Jonides was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of murder.

 This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information is available. 

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