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Posted: 11:21 AM- Isidro Cano never knew his attacker was coming.
The 63-year-old man from Mexico was outside a Taylorsville trailer painting with his daughter-in-law and a neighbor when a man approached them about 6 p.m. Thursday.
"Ma'am, I want to kill someone today," Patricia Cano recalled the man saying in an eerily calm voice.
Cano and an elderly woman took off running. Patricia Cano yelled "corra, corra" - or "run, run" - to her father-in-law, but he was talking on the telephone and paid no attention, she said.
The man grabbed Isidro Cano by the neck from behind and began stabbing him in the back, Patricia Cano said. The women ran for help. When they returned, Patricia Cano said, Isidro Cano was lying on the ground near a bloody knife and his attacker was gone.
Police responded and found 28-year-old David Berry in his father's nearby trailer. They booked him in Salt Lake County jail for suspicion of murder.
Patricia Cano said her father-in-law's attacker "had the face of a crazy man" and appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Her husband, Miguel, watched as police took him away in handcuffs.
"He looked like he didn't know what he did. He didn't look scared or sad or anything," Miguel Cano said. "Who's going to do something like that? It's got to be someone who is really messed up."
Miguel Cano said the knife blade was thin and about 10 inches long and attached to a white handle.
Taylorsville police have released little information about the stabbing other than the names of the victim and the man they arrested. They have not released information about the knife, how many times Cano was stabbed or the circumstances of the stabbing.
Isidro Cano had been visiting his two sons and two daughters who live in the Salt Lake City area for about three weeks and planned to return to his Chihuahua home next week, family members said.
Now, the family is preparing funeral services in Mexico.