Two men charged with attempted murder in brutal assault, stabbing over girlfriend

The incident happened in July at a park in Ogden

OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) - Two men have been charged with attempted murder after severely beating another man in dispute over a girlfriend in July. 

Charges were filed October 4 against Bradley Eppley and Bradley Keyworth for an incident that occured on July 29 at approximately 4 a.m. at the 9th Street Park on 900 Liberty Avenue in Ogden.

According to arresting documents, Eppley called the victim and pretended to be someone else and invited him to the park so they could drink. Eppley told police he did this because Keyworth's girlfriend was flirting with the victim over the phone for several hours and Keyworth overheard this.

The plan was allegedly to get the victim to the park so they could "jump him". Once the suspects arrived and saw the victim was already there, they asked him to come towards the bathroom.

The three men entered the bathroom and the victim immediately recognized them. Keyworth told the victim he was dating his ex-girlfriend and the victim responded by telling him he shouldn't date her and called her a "hoe." Keyworth then approached the victim and punched him in the face while Eppley pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times in the stomach.

The victim was ultimately stabbed multiple times well while trying to defend himself. As the victim began to fall to the ground against the bathroom wall, Keyworth continued punching and kicking him in the face while Eppley continued stabbing the victim before he slit the victims throat. Eppley then took the victim's cellphone and both suspects fled the scene.

The victim was transported to McKay Dee Hospital where he underwent several surgeries. Eppley and Keyworth's identities were not known until August. Both were interviewed and Eppley and Keyworth were identified through photo line-ups.

Eppley was arrested on Oct 3 and is currently in the Weber County Jail on felony aggravated attempted murder and robbery. Keyworth has not been taken into custody but has been charged with the same crimes.

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