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UPDATE: Judge orders competency evaluation for suspect in sword stabbing death

 
UPDATE: Judge orders competency evaluation for suspect in sword stabbing death
Posted Friday, June 27th 2014 @ 2pm  by Associated Press

A judge has ordered a competency evaluation for the suspect accused of killing one man with a sword and injuring another in Watertown.

29-year-old Young Choi is charged with first degree intentional homicide in the death of Dustin Vanderheyden. Choi appeared in Jefferson Co. Court Friday morning.

The attack happened June 19th at an apartment at Yanger's Bar on N. 4th Street.

A witness was also injured.

Choi is scheduled to appear in court again in August. He is currently representing himself.

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Police say a Watertown Man attacked two people with a sword, killing one of them.

29-year-old Young Choi is charged with first degree intentional homicide in the death of Dustin Vanderheyden.

The attack happened Thursday afternoon at an apartment at Yanger's Bar on N. 4th Street.

According to the criminal complaint, a witness called police after seeing a man attacking another with the sword.

That witness yelled at the man to stop, and the attacker turned around and swung the sword at him. The witness was cut in the hand.

Vanderheyden crawled into his apartment. He later died during surgery.

Police found Choi at the top of a stairwell and eventually arrested him.

According to the criminal complaint, Vanderheyden's wife told police Choi had been making bizarre comments all week about being "God."

She said Choi told her on Wednesday that he wanted her to be with him and she should leave her husband. Choi also had allegedly told her he was going to get a sword and stab her husband but she convinced him not to do it.

She told officers she thought there wasn't going to be an issue.

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WATERTOWN, Wis. (AP) _ Watertown police say one person was killed and a second was injured by a man with a Samurai sword.

The incident happened just before 5 p.m. Thursday at a boarding house above Yanger's Bar in Watertown. The person who survived the attack called police and said a man with a sword had stabbed someone on the second floor.

Police found the attacker on the top of a stairwell leading to the second floor. Officers negotiated with the man and he eventually surrendered. A 27-year-old man with several stab wounds was found on the second floor. He was critically injured and later died. The person who called police was treated at the hospital and released.

A 29-year-old Watertown man is being held in the Jefferson County Jail.

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