Prosecutors have charged the man accused of murdering 27-year-old Dustin Hoffman during a brawl at a South Salt Lake strip club.
Isaac Anthony Gallegos, 44, of South Salt Lake, was charged Thursday in state court with first-degree felony murder. The charge carries the possibility of life in prison. Prosecutors also charged Gallegos with two lesser felony counts of obstructing justice and aggravated assault.
Prosecutors allege that Gallegos, armed with a knife, was fighting with several people in the parking lot outside the Southern X-Posure club, 3420 S. State St., on Nov. 11 when a witness saw him hit Hoffman in the chest. The witness "then saw Dustin Hoffman's chest covered in blood, and [he] fell to the ground," according to the charges.