Prosecutors have charged a Salt Lake City man with allegedly setting his home on fire to kill his wife.
Daniel B. Ivins, 33, was charged Wednesday in 3rd District Court with attempted murder and aggravated arson, both first-degree felonies. He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of assault.
Ivins' wife, Sonnie Ivins, told investigators the couple was arguing on May 8 and that he slapped her cheek and punched her in the mouth. She retreated to a back room of their home at 377 N. 800 West, which is split into ground-level and upstairs apartments, and went upstairs to where her mother, LaRue Morrison, lived with Anthony Flannery.