Third District Judge Randall Skanchy ruled Friday there was sufficient evidence to bind 31-year-old Ryan Robinson over for trial on charges of murder, aggravated assault and possession of a deadly weapon by a restricted person.
Robinson is accused of killing 25-year-old Shantelle Reid on April 9 in the home the couple shared with his parents in a suburb south of Salt Lake City.
The victim's brother, Jay Reid, said his family had grown increasingly worried about the couple's eight-month relationship because of their arguments.
Police had been called to the house earlier in the day after reports of a fight between Reid and Robinson.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)