26-year-old woman dead after domestic incident in South Salt Lake

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UPDATE: Police confirm that the 26-year-old woman found dead after domestic violence homicide in South Salt Lake Tuesday has been identified as Ashley Vigil from Salt Lake City

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SOUTH SALT LAKE (ABC4 News) – A man was booked into jail for murder after police said he killed his girlfriend.

Angelo Kirstine, 24, is being held in the Salt Lake County Jail. Kirstine is accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death in his family’s apartment at the Eight20 Apartments at 820 West Timbercreek Way.

“There is still a lot to learn on this and figure out exactly what happened, but she does appear to have a stab wound to the neck,” said Officer Gary Keller with the South Salt Lake Police Department.

Police learned the suspect’s younger sister was in another room but said she didn’t hear anything. Around 1:00 a.m., the suspect’s grandfather called 911 while another family member drove him to get help.

“From what I understand, he has some mental issues so he went to the hospital and turned himself in. He was never checked into the hospital,” said Keller.

University of Utah police took the suspect into custody.

The suspect’s mother told ABC4 News her son has schizophrenia.

Court records show Kirstine was charged with domestic violence for strangling a woman twice in 2012. Those charges were dismissed. The woman in those cases received a protective order against Kirstine in September 2018.

Kirstine also was convicted of 2nd-degree robbery in 2013.  According to court records, Kirstine had been incarcerated in the Utah State Prison since his conviction in 2013 and was just released in October 2018. 

Just prior to his release, a former girlfriend was granted an order of protection for both her and her children from Kirstine. 

If you or someone you know is in a dangerous, domestic situation there is free and confidential help. Support for victims and survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence is available 24/7: 1-800-897-LINK (5465) or at udvc.org. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, or in an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

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