SOUTH OGDEN, Utah, May 23, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) – A man from South Ogden was sentenced to five years in life for stabbing his mother in January 2020.
Michael Adam Christensen, 35, accepted a plea deal in February this year, was convicted of attempted murder – Mental III, a felony in the first degree.
The charges of theft, second degree felony and illegal possession of a dangerous weapon, a Class A misdemeanor, were dismissed with prejudice.
South Ogden Police were called to the scene on January 21 last year and found the victim, then 68, suffering from multiple stab wounds to the chest and back.
“The victim told the police officers who replied that Michael had stabbed her and said, ‘What are you doing to me? “. It was reported that the suspect Michael Christensen, left in the residence in the vehicle of the victim. This vehicle is registered with the victim, Michael was not authorized to have possession of it and the vehicle was listed as stolen. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment for several stab wounds. “
The woman’s injuries were life threatening, the statement said.
“It is reported that the injuries sustained by the victim involved the lungs, heart wall and liver.”
During the investigation, police were informed that Christensen confessed to family members that he stabbed the victim and stole the vehicle, the statement said.
Christensen was subsequently found in the stolen vehicle “and told the officer who triggered the traffic stop that he knew what he had done and to put him under arrest,” the statement said. the SOPD. âMichael also told the police that he didn’t have the knife and that he stole the car. Michael refused to speak or cooperate further with the officers.
Christensen was sentenced to five years in life on Thursday, but has been recognized for 485 days in prison since his indictment.