Teenage victim stabbed nine times

TOOELE Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – It started as a fight over a girl and it ended up costing an onlooker his life.
Roy Coffey, 19, is accused of accessory to homicide and obstruction of justice in the stabbing death of Jesse Horowitz in Stansbury Park on April 26, 2014. (Tooele County Sheriff's Office, Courtesy Photo)
Roy Coffey, 19, is accused of accessory to homicide and obstruction of justice in the stabbing death of Jesse Horowitz in Stansbury Park on April 26, 2014. (Tooele County Sheriff's Office, Courtesy Photo)
TOOELE Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – It started as a fight over a girl and it ended up costing an onlooker his life. Authorities say Roy Coffey was on twitter angry with a teen. The two set a time to settle their issues over a girl. 17-year-old Jesse Horowitz wasn’t even involved according to the Tooele County Attorney Doug Hogan.

Horowitz was stabbed repeatedly when he attended the fight during the early morning hours of April 26.
"They started on twitter that afternoon," says Hogan. "They were fighting over a girl."

Hogan says Coffey scheduled to fight on the grounds of an elementary school in Stansbury Park.  He said the teens finished their fight but he says that’s when a second fight started. He says it was between Larry Beach and Horowitz.

“He (Horowitz) was just watching the fight,” says Hogan.

He says the two were pulled apart but then Beach came after Horowitz a second time.

“He stabbed him repeatedly,” says Hogan. “Investigators say it was nine times.”

Horowitz died at the scene but Beach fled along with Coffey.
The pair was found hours later at Coffey’s home. Coffey was charged with obstruction of justice.

“He didn’t participate in the stabbing,” says Coffey’s attorney Stephen Howard.

Beach who is from San Antonio was visiting his cousin Coffey. Beach is now facing first degree murder charges. During a brief court appearance Monday, Beach’s bail remained at $100,000 but Coffey’s bail was reduced to $5,000. He will also have to wear an ankle monitor once he bails out of jail.

“This is one of those cases parents should warn their children about,” says Hogan. “Bad things can happen at these fights even if you’re there just to watch.”

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