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Charges: Man trying to kill ex-girlfriend said, ‘We are both going to die today’

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EAGLE MOUNTAIN — A Sandy man who police say told his ex-girlfriend that if he couldn’t have her then no one could, was charged Thursday with attempted murder.

Marc Jon Schacht, 46, is charged in 4th District Court with attempted murder, a first-degree felony, and six other felonies.

On Sunday, investigators say Schacht entered the home of his ex-girlfriend in Eagle Mountain after removing the screen of an open window, according to charging documents.

“The victim had been in a romantic relationship with (Schacht) but had broken up with him several days prior,” the charges state.

Schacht threw the woman to the floor and “strangled her into unconsciousness,” according to charging documents. Police say he then dragged her to the basement, slammed her head on the floor, and continued to choke and beat her.

“(Schacht) told the victim that if he couldn’t have her then no one could. He said, ‘We are both going to die today. I am going to cut both our throats and we can watch each other die,’” according to the charges.

During the assault, the woman said she asked Schacht if he would let her dogs back into the house.

“When (Schacht) left the room, the victim ran for the garage and crawled under the door to escape to the neighbor’s house,” the charges say.

Police found the woman at the neighbor’s house and Schacht hiding in nearby bushes.

“Officers found six folding knives, one fixed blade knife, a collapsable baton, a pair of weighted gloves and a stun device in (his) backpack,” the charges state.

Schacht was also charged Thursday with aggravated burglary and two counts of aggravated sexual assault, first-degree felonies; aggravated assault, a second-degree felony; aggravated assault and aggravated kidnaping, third-degree felonies.

Free and confidential help and support for victims and survivors of domestic violence is available 24/7 at 1-800-897-LINK (5465) or at udvc.org.

Correction: An earlier version incorrectly said Schacht is 36 but he is 46.