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A 24-year-old Holladay man arrested last week for allegedly trying to strangle his father, may soon be facing a murder charge because the victim has died.
Shane Paul Wright was arrested Oct. 1 after dispatchers received a "suspicious" medical call at about 5:30 a.m. from a home near 4000 S. 2600 East, said Unified Police Lt. Brian Lohrke.
During the 911 call, the son said, "It's gruesome. I helped my dad kill himself," according to a probable cause statement.
When police arrived, they found the father 53-year-old Bryan Wright with a noose around his neck. He was transported to a hospital in critical condition, Lohrke said, and the son was arrested.
Officers initially treated the case as an attempted homicide, but the older man died Wednesday night or Thursday morning, police said Friday.
Shane Wright allegedly told police he was trying to help his dad through his pain.
As of Friday, no charges had been filed against Wright, who was being held without bail at the Salt Lake County jail.