Minnesota man found guilty of fatally stabbing teen on Wisconsin river

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Nicolae Miu, a 54-year-old man from Minnesota, has been found guilty of first-degree reckless homicide, four counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, and one count of battery in relation to the killing of a high school student and the stabbing of four others in Wisconsin. The attack occurred after Miu was accused of approaching children while tubing on a river, an accusation he said led to him acting in self-defense. The victim, 17-year-old Isaac Schuman, was an honor student preparing to apply to universities to study electrical engineering.


Minnesota Man Convicted in Wisconsin River Stabbing Case, Four Others Wounded

Nicolae Miu, a 54-year-old man from Minnesota, was convicted for the fatal stabbing of a high school student and wounding four others in a western Wisconsin river,

Miu was found guilty of first-degree reckless homicide, four counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, and one count of battery by a Wisconsin circuit court jury, as reported by Minnesota Public Radio. The sentencing date is yet to be announced.

The incident occurred in late July 2022 while 17-year-old Isaac Schuman, from Stillwater, Minnesota, and the wounded victims were tubing along the Apple River in St. Croix County, Wisconsin.

According to court documents, Miu attacked the group when accused of approaching children in the water. He defended his actions, stating he acted in self-defense.

Miu was with his wife and several others on the river, investigating a lost cellphone with a snorkel and goggles, according to a criminal complaint sourced by Minnesota Public Radio.

Video evidence and witness testimonies showed that Miu was disturbing a group of juveniles before being told to leave. Instead of withdrawing, Miu initiated a fight, punching a woman and stabbing a person, as seen on video.

Miu claimed he was provoked and reacted in self-defense. Nevertheless, prosecutors argued that he had chances to deescalate the situation or withdraw.

His defense attorney expressed surprise and disappointment with the verdict, stating that Miu was contemplating his future life following the conviction.

Victim Isaac Schuman was an honor roll student preparing for university applications to study electrical engineering before his untimely death.

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