Police say dad JOSEPH DEAN GUTKE was drunk when he tried to slit his wife's throat. She managed to somehow get away and call 911. It is believed that he intended to kill both his wife and their 9-year-old son because he was "depressed" over their "financial issues" (that's 99 percent of us, dude, but who's counting).
This freak is claiming mental illness because he's struggling with the bills, when mothers with long psychiatric histories of psychosis or schizophrenia are treated as fakes. Right. I'm finding that all these fathers with money woes are treated far more sympathetically in the press than moms with documented histories of mental illness.
So in a state that's profoundly disinterested in the safety or well being of women and children, what happens next? Daddy is treated for his injuries and RELEASED. What the f***?
Father arrested for attempted murder-suicide
Updated: 1:09 pm | Published: 12:07 pm
Written by: Dan Metcalf Jr.
MIDVALE, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Police say a Midvale man tried to kill his wife, himself and his family over the weekend.
Salt Lake County Unified Police say 34-year-old Joseph Dean Gutke was intoxicated late Sunday night at 774 E Gables Avenue in Midvale when he tried to slit his wife's throat with a kitchen knife as she was in bed.
According to police, the wife struggled with Gutke, and called 911 after getting away.
Police say Gutke had been suffering from depression and financial issues, and had planned to kill himself and his son.
Police added that the struggle happened in the presence of a child, although Gutke's 9-year-old son slept through the incident.
Police say Gutke was taken into custody without any issues, and claimed he had lost his mind.
Police say Gutke was taken to a local hospital and treated and released.