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Utah woman suspected of falsely reporting her own killing

October 25, 2019 GMT

BLUFFDALE, Utah (AP) — Utah authorities have charged a woman suspected of falsely reporting that her husband of 10 months killed her after catching him talking with another woman.

The Deseret News reported Thursday that 44-year-old Rebbecca Nielson was charged with emergency reporting abuse and criminal mischief.

Authorities say Nielson took her husband’s phone away during a June 25 argument about his text messages to another woman. The husband then went to an RV parked on their property to go to bed.

Authorities say the wife used his phone to text the same woman that he killed her while posing as her husband.

Authorities say the woman called 911 prompting a multiple-agency response including a SWAT team.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Nielson who could comment on the allegations.

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Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com