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Wausau stabbing suspect charged with attempted homicide

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By Shereen Siewert

A 31-year-old Wausau man is facing attempted homicide charges after allegedly stabbing his husband while high on methamphetamine.

Aaron Hardy-Opper has been in custody since Feb. 3, when officers were called to a home in the 1000 block of South 9th Avenue in Wausau for a report of a man who had been stabbed multiple times.

When police and emergency crews arrived they discovered the victim near the kitchen covered in blood. Police later said the man had been stabbed 11 times with a kitchen knife. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

According to a GoFundMe page, the victim called 911 and barely survived his injuries.

The alleged victim told police his husband was in a drug-induced rage, when he smashed a TV and mirror before stabbing him in the back, legs, ankle, shoulder and bicep.

The suspect allegedly admitted being drunk and high on meth during the attack and said he “just got angry,” according to court documents.

In addition to the attempted homicide charge Hardy-Opper faces charges of battery, intimidating a victim and disorderly conduct. During an initial appearance Friday, Feb. 14, his previously-ordered cash bond of $1 million was continued.

A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 14.

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