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Man charged with stabbing sleeping wife

An angered husband stabbed his sleeping wife after staring at her for approximately 15 minutes, according to charges filed Friday in 3rd District Court.

The 47-year-old Salt Lake man was charged with one count of attempted murder, a second-degree felony.

On Oct. 13, the man allegedly stabbed his wife three times because he "got ticked off" and he "wanted to kill her," court documents state. She sustained cuts to her hands and upper thigh area and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where she was in serious condition.

The man later admitted to police that he stabbed his wife.