The attorneys for the man who has been charged in connection with a fatal stabbing in Wisconsin this past weekend are set to appear in court Friday.
Nicolae Miu, 52, of Prior Lake, is charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide and four counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
He’s accused of stabbing five people who were tubing on the river Saturday, including 17-year-old Isaac Schuman of Stillwater, who died after the stabbing on the Apple River.
A portion of the criminal complaint states that during an interview, Miu told an investigator he had a snorkel and was looking for a cellphone lost in the river.
While he was reportedly searching for that phone, a confrontation involving Miu and a different group of people tubing on the river ensued.
Miu told investigators his response in the confrontation “was self-defense” and that he couldn’t recall all of what happened, stating he was “‘so fearful’ for his safety.”
In a hearing Monday afternoon, a prosecutor described video of the incident on the river, telling the court, “there is a partial video of this attack on these victims, it does appear to be violent in nature.”
A judge has set Miu’s bail at $1 million.
It’s unclear whether Miu will attend the status hearing Friday. He has a preliminary hearing set for Aug. 12.