FARMINGTON — A man accused of trying to murder his estranged wife pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted aggravated murder on Wednesday.
Kristopher Lee Ertmann, 24, of Kaysville, entered the plea in 2nd District Court. Judge David Hamilton then set a three-day trial for Dec. 16-19.
Ertmann was arrested July 23 after his former wife called police alleging he had cut her neck.
The couple allegedly met at a park in Fruit Heights after it had closed for the night to discuss the terms of their divorce. An argument ensued and Ertmann allegedly pulled out a sharp object and cut the woman’s throat.
The woman was able to drive off and call 911. She was taken to Ogden Regional Medical Center and underwent surgery.