Farmington man facing first degree murder for attack on wife

FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico man is behind bars accused of cutting his wife’s throat. The man said he was tired of her cheating on him.

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office says they got a 911 call Saturday night from a Lee Acres man admitting to cutting his wife’s throat.

Deputies say they arrived to find 50-year-old Johnson Mud standing outside of a home while his wife was inside the home with a severe wound to her throat.

She was transported to the hospital in critical condition, but later died.

Mud is now charged with first-degree murder and is being held on a $150-thousand cash or surety bond.