Woman dies after husband allegedly cut her throat

Hannah Grover
Johnson Mud

FARMINGTON — A woman whose husband allegedly cut her throat has died, according to San Juan County Sheriff's Office officials.

Lee Acres resident Roselyn Dennison, 49, died Sunday afternoon due to her injuries, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.

At approximately 10:26 p.m. Saturday, Dennison's husband, Johnson Mud, 50, called 911 and allegedly reported that he had cut her throat at a residence at 18B County Road 5466, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

Mud has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held at the San Juan County Detention Center on a $150,000 cash/surety bond.

The arrest warrant affidavit states Mud told the operator Dennison was breathing a little and that he was tired of her cheating on him. He allegedly told the operator that the deep cut went all the way around the neck and that the knife he had used was on the shelf, according to documents.

When asked to try to control the bleeding, he refused, the affidavit states.

A deputy arrived on scene while Mud was still on the phone with the operator and Mud was taken into custody, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

Dennison was found on her back "gurgling and gasping for air" on a bed in the bedroom, according to the arrest warrant affidavit. The cut on her neck went from below her right ear across her throat to just below her left ear, according to court documents. Her jugular vein was cut, according to the affidavit.

A box-cutter type knife with a red handle and a razor-type blade was found on a tall dresser along the east wall of the bedroom, according to court documents. The knife appeared to have dried blood on it, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652.