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Man arrested in fatal stabbing of Salt Lake Landlord

SALT LAKE CITY – A man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of his landlord in Salt Lake City.

Jesse Joel Bruce, 40, was posted in the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of murder in the death of Cory Haney, 40.

Salt Lake police responded to a 911 call about 1:15 am Thursday. When they arrived at 797 E. Northcliffe Drive (600 North), they found Haney inside with multiple stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a jail report.

Bruce had called 911 to report "that he had stabbed his landlord," the report states. Bruce said he was acting in self-defense.

However, Bruce was referring to the aggressor in this deadly confrontation, "according to the report.

Police say Bruce was renting a room at Haney's house, where the assault occurred, and that the two lived together. But the men already knew each other before Bruce moved in, according to police. Bruce had lived with Haney.

Bruce had lived with Haney. Bruce's home address as being in North Ogden.

Bruce's treated for undisclosed minor injuries at a local hospital.

Bruce's criminal history includes arrests for DUI , shoplifting and traffic citations, but nothing for violent crimes.

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