Minnesota man charged in the Apple River stabbings appeared in court Friday
(ABC 6 News) – The Prior Lake, MN man who is charged with allegedly stabbing five people including one fatally on the the Apple River in Wisconsin on July 30 was in court on Friday.
Nicolae Miu, 52, appeared via video before Judge Michael Waterman of the St. Croix County Circuit Court.
Friday’s court appearance was originally supposed to be a preliminary hearing. However, during the appearance future court dates were set and Miu’s bond was modified to include the state’s motion to have Miu surrender his passport.
Miu remains in custody on a $1 million cash bond that includes not being allowed to possess dangerous weapons, must maintain absolute sobriety, must surrender his passport and is restricted from a half-mile from each victim’s home.
A new preliminary hearing date is set for September 2 at 9am.
Miu is charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide and four counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
Madison, Wis., attorney Corey Chirafisi, who helped Kyle Rittenhouse get acquitted on murder charges last year is representing Miu.
Rittenhouse was found not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree attempted attentional homicide and two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, after claiming to have been acting in self-defense, when he fatally shot two people and wounded another during the civil unrest that followed the Kenosha police shooting of Jacob Blake in August 2020.