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Salt Lake County DA files additional charge in Herriman stabbing case

Jun 6, 2024, 4:06 PM | Updated: 8:23 pm

Herriman Police investigating an assault with a knife that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old. ...

FILE: Herriman Police investigating an assault with a knife that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

(Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

Editor’s note: This story has been edited to better reflect the specific charges faced by the defendant.

SALT LAKE CITY — A new charge has been filed against Keith Tyree McClendon, the 19-year-old man involved in a stabbing in Herriman last month.

McClendon has been charged with first-degree felony aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He is also charged with third-degree felony aggravated assault.

Both charges stem from an attack McClendon allegedly planned to take place after a high school graduation.

A 16-year-old was killed in what started as a fight between two groups.

Police records show McClendon was not the one who stabbed the 16-year-old. But he is accused of beating up another teen during the fight, who then stabbed the 16-year-old.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill announced the charges on Thursday. 

Related reading: Teen killed, one charged in Herriman stabbing

 

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