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University of Utah student killed girlfriend in alleged suicide (www.ksl.com)

A University of Utah student who allegedly engaged in a suicide pact with his girlfriend at a Salt Lake hotel was arrested Friday for investigation of murder.

A University of Utah student was arrested Friday in the death of his girlfriend and fellow U. student at a Salt Lake hotel.

Haoyu Wang, 26, who is from China but attending the U., was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of murder.

Officers were called to the Quality Inn Downtown, 616 S. 200 West, just before 6 a.m. Friday as part of a “welfare check investigation.” Investigators had received information from University of Utah police that a man had made threats to kill his girlfriend, according to a statement from Salt Lake police.

Wang sent an email to a staff member at the University of Utah that “stated that he injected his girlfriend, the victim, with heroin to relieve her from suffering. The email indicated that both would be dead when they were found,” according to a police booking affidavit.

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