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Jury: Nicolae Miu guilty of reckless homicide in Apple River stabbing

Gasps and sobs filled the St. Croix County, Wis., courtroom on Thursday as a jury convicted Nicolae Miu of first-degree reckless homicide for fatally stabbing 17-year-old Isaac Schuman during a 2022 confrontation at the Apple River in western Wisconsin.

Miu, 54, and his attorneys lowered their heads as Judge Michael Waterman read the verdicts from the jury of six men and six women. In addition to the homicide conviction, Miu, of Prior Lake, was found guilty of four counts of reckless endangerment for stabbing four others in Schuman's group, and one count of battery against another person.

"It's been 21 months we've been waiting for justice for Isaac Michael Schuman. And we got it today," Donny Hernandez, the husband of Schuman's mother, Alina Hernandez, said after the verdict. A large group of family members and supporters stood arrayed behind them, outside the courthouse in Hudson.


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