Nicolae Miu, of Prior Lake, charged in Apple River stabbings that left Stillwater teen lifeless, four injured - CBS news

SOMERSET, Wis. -- On Monday afternoon, a fifty two-12 months-old Minnesota man turned into charged within the stabbings that happened along the Apple River in Somerset, Wisconsin over the weekend.

costs filed in St. Croix County against Nicolae Miu, from Prior Lake, encompass one count of first-diploma intentional murder and 4 further counts of attempted first-diploma homicide.

The five victims latitude in age from 17 to 24 and have been from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Investigators say that the 5 victims has sustained stab wounds to their midsections. Two have due to the fact that been released from the hospital, but considered one of them died as a result of his injuries.

Authorities stated the deceased sufferer is a 17-12 months-old boy from Stillwater. A consultant from Stillwater excessive faculty validated Sunday that the victim changed into a pupil there.

The St. Croix County Sheriff's office says the suspect was tubing alongside the river with a bunch when he started stabbing different tubers then took off. It happened close the break of day bridge in Somerset Saturday afternoon and brought on an hour-and-half long search and evacuation of the river.

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in accordance with the criminal grievance, the stabbings happened after a confrontation between Miu and a few others. The grievance lists distinctive movies which have been taken into facts, which display Miu interacting with the community, who will also be heard telling him to head away. The video suggests Miu performing to look for whatever thing, but the complaint says a few of those on the scene believed he turned into "trying to find little ladies," and accused him of being a child molester.

Video shows that Miu, who investigators say had abundant time to depart the disagreement, take a knife from his cargo pocket. based on the grievance, the video indicates him being slapped and pushed with the aid of one of the gathered people. The video additionally suggests him stabbing at some of them, including one adult in yellow swim trunks. an additional grownup is viewed on the video with a stab wound on the left side of her torso.

The complaint says that Miu's knife at one aspect visibly had blood on it, and that there changed into enough blood within the water to show it a pink tint in some places.

The criticism also contains particulars from an interview investigators held with Miu. He claimed that he became anxious for his life, and that he was looking for a cellphone that went lacking within the water. He spoke of that the knife definitely belonged to one of the vital other people on the scene. He also mentioned he become sorry how the incident "ended up," and that his total lifestyles changed into now "down the tubes."

In Monday's listening to, Miu's legal professional said this incident become a "chance encounter." Miu turned into described as being an engineer who designs cooling systems.

Miu is being held at the St. Croix County prison. Bail become set at $1 million, which turned into double the amount requested via prosecutors..

The names of the victims haven't yet been launched, but probably the most victims has posted her story on social media.

any one with suggestions, together with video, are asked to call Investigator John Shilts at 715-381-4219 or emailing

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