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Charges: Man Cut Girlfriend’s Neck With Kitchen Knife

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(credit: Hennepin Co. Sheriff's Office)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minneapolis man has been charged with allegedly slicing his girlfriend’s neck with a kitchen knife during an argument Monday morning.

Jakob Kristian Tornstrom, who turns 28 on Nov. 4, 2011, faces charges of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault.

According to the criminal complaint, Tornstrom called police shortly before 4 a.m. on Monday and said he thought he killed his girlfriend. When police arrived at the apartment on the 200 block of 27th Street East, Tornstrom was arrested and police entered the apartment.

Police said they discovered the female victim lying approximately 10 feet from the doorway. She was lying on her back with a pool of blood around her head with an obvious wound to her throat.

A responding officer grabbed a sweatshirt and applied pressure to her wound to try and manage the bleeding. Emergency responders arrived shortly after and took her to the hospital.

Tonstrom told police that the victim, his girlfriend, had been out drinking with a friend and came home intoxicated. During an argument, Tornstrom said she said, “why don’t you just kill me,” so he grabbed a kitchen knife and began to slice her neck, according to police. He called police after she began making gurgling sounds.

Although officers were unable to interview the victim due to her injuries, when she was told that Tornstrom was arrested, she gave a thumbs up sign and wrote on a piece of paper, “he tried to kill me.”

Tornstrom is in custody. If convicted, he could spend up to 60 years in prison.

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