UPDATE: 5/30/22 12:20 p.m.

KEARNS, Utah (ABC4) – Two suspects have been identified in a fatal Kearns stabbing on Sunday.

20-year-old Anthony Martinez and 44-year-old Benny Martinez were both booked into Salt Lake County Jail on first-degree felony murder charges.

According to court documents, the victim went over to the suspect’s house to “try and recover” a suspected, stolen cell phone.

The suspect’s father, Benny, reportedly got into a fight with the victim, and according to two separate witnesses, stood over the victim punching him.

Authorities say that while Benny was engaged in the fight, his son Anthony went into the house and grabbed a knife, then came back and began to stab the victim in the back.

The statement says that the victim was being stabbed “while he was on the ground being actively assaulted” by the suspect’s father, Benny.

The stabbing resulted in the victim’s death.


ORIGINAL STORY: 5/29/22 9:42 a.m.

KEARNS, Utah (ABC4) – Unified Police report that a stabbing occurred early Sunday morning in Kearns which proved to be fatal.

Officers responded to the scene around 3 a.m. Sunday to the area of 4500 W 4900 S.

Unified Police state that, upon arrival, they found an unconscious man outside of a home.

Medical personnel reportedly tried to save the victim’s life, but he died at the scene.

Authorities say the stabbing involved a neighbor, and that two people are in custody and were booked into Salt Lake County Jail.

This story will be updated as more information is provided.