She let a homeless man in to take a shower, he slit her throat

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SALT LAKE CITY, UT – No good deed goes unrewarded and for a woman who opened her heart and her home to help a homeless man, she paid dearly.

The Salt Lake City Police Department has arrested a 30-year-old man who is accused of cutting a woman’s throat inside her residence in what appears to be a random attack.

This investigation started when officers responded to 850 South West Temple Street after receiving information about a woman bleeding heavily. The on-scene incident commander notified SLCPD detectives who immediately responded to assist with the investigation.

Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition where she received emergency surgery. Doctors upgraded the victim’s condition to critical but stable. Working with the SLCPD’s Crime Lab and CompStat & Analysis Unit, detectives with the SLCPD’s Robbery Squad identified 30-year-old Eric Jones as the suspect in this case.

During the investigation, the victim told SLCPD she let the suspect inside her residence so he could shower. The woman described the suspect as being homeless. At approximately 1:00 a.m. on February 11, 2022, SLCPD patrol officers located Jones near 130 South 500 East and later booked him into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on one count of Aggravated Assault.

No additional information on this case is being released at this time. SLCPD detectives are continuing their investigation.

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