Salt Lake City police have arrested a 21-year-old man suspected of stabbing his 84-year-old grandmother Wednesday in her Avenues home.
Zachary Cole Weston was booked into Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of aggravated murder, a first-degree felony. The victim, Joyce Dexter, was found dead in her home at 310 J St. after police responded to a 2 p.m. call from someone who reported a domestic disturbance at her address.
A probable cause statement released Wednesday night by the Salt Lake County Corrections Department states neighbors could hear a woman screaming for help. Police arrived to find Dexter dead of a stab wound, according to the statement. Police allegedly found Weston holding a knife. He had blood on his clothes, arms and hand, police said.