Crime, Law and Justice

Sentencing date set for Apple River stabbing case

portrait of a man in a trial
Nicolae Miu looks on during his murder trial on April 5 in St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis.
Aaron Lavinsky | Star Tribune via AP file

A sentencing date has been set for the Minnesota man convicted last week in the fatal stabbing of a teenager while tubing on a western Wisconsin river.

Nicolae Miu, 54, will be sentenced on July 31 in St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson.

That date was set Wednesday, a little less than a week after a jury found Miu guilty of one count of first-degree reckless homicide for the death of 17-year-old Isaac Schuman of Stillwater.

Miu was also convicted on four counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, in connection with four people who were wounded in the stabbing: Alexander Martin, Dante Carlson, Anthony Carlson and Ryhley Mattison. And Miu also was found guilty on a count of battery.

He had been charged with first-degree intentional homicide, and four counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide. But the jury chose to find Miu guilty on less-severe charges of reckless homicide and recklessly endangering safety.

District Attorney Karl Anderson said after the verdict last week that even with the conviction on less-serious charges, Miu could still face significant prison time. The sentencing decision will be up to the judge.

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