MONDAY 6/21/2021 2:19 p.m.
SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of attacking three people with an ax in western Wisconsin earlier this month has been charged with five counts, including first-degree intentional homicide in the death of his grandmother’s husband.
Thirty-six-year-old Thomas Aspseter, of Sparta, is charged in the death of 87-year-old Bernard Waite. Seventy-six-year-old Michael Waite and 73-year-old Margaret Waite, both of Exeland, were injured in the June 6 attack.
Authorities say Michael Waite remains hospitalized from his injuries. Authorities say Aspseter had previously lived in the house with his grandmother and Bernard Waite before he was kicked out.
On the night of the attack, the three victims arrived at the home after being away during the weekend to find Aspseter had returned and broken into the home.
ORIGINAL: Wisconsin man kills 1, hurts 2 in ax attack
WEDNESDAY 6/9/2021 7:58 a.m.
SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a man in western Wisconsin attacked three people with an ax, killing one of them.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the incident took place Sunday morning at a home in the town of Sparta.
Police arrived to find the suspected attacker outside with a rifle and a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital.
Inside the home, officers discovered the body of 87-year-old Bernard Waite.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says Waite was related to the attacker.
A woman and a third person were also attacked and were taken to a hospital. The suspected attacker was arrested on suspicion of homicide.