UPDATE: Rhinelander Shooting Suspect Scheduled to Enter Plea

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UPDATE: Mon 9:12 AM, Oct. 07, 2013

A Rhinelander man found competent to stand trial, is scheduled to enter a plea after he's accused of shooting his uncle on August 12.

Marcus Alsteens, 23, is charged with attempted 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, aggravated Battery, endangering safety using a dangerous weapon, and injury by negligent use of a weapon.

He's behind bars on a $50,000 cash bond.

Alsteens' arraignment hearing is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.

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UPDATED: Fri 11:44 AM, Sept 06, 2013

The results of a competency exam preformed on 23-year-old Rhinelander man accused of shooting his uncle show he is competent to stand trial.

On August 28, Judge Patrick O'Melia ordered Marcus Alsteens undergo a competency examination. Alsteens case could not move forward until he was deemed competent.

Alsteens will return to court on September 24 for a preliminary hearing. That hearing will determine if there is enough evidence for the case to head to trial.

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UPDATE: Mon 4:37 PM, Aug 19, 2013

New details have been released in a shooting that left one person in critical condition.

Marcus Alsteens made his adjourned initial appearance in Oneida County Court Monday. Alsteens appeared in custody with his attorney Mary Hogan.

Hogan was not present at Alsteens' first court appearance.

According to the criminal complaint, Alsteens and his uncle Justin Alsteens, had been living together for about a year. Marcus Alsteens said the two had been arguing on and off for the last several month.

During the investigation with police, Alsteens said he believed he had shot his uncle just once.

On Monday, a spokesperson for St. Joseph's hospital said Justin Alsteens was still in critical condition.

He's expected to return to court on August 28 for a preliminary hearing. That's when a judge will determine if there is enough evidence for the case to head to trial.

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UPDATE: Wed 1:41 PM, Aug 14, 2013

A 23-year-old Rhinelander man has now been charged with shooting that left his uncle in critical condition.

Wednesday in Oneida County Circuit Court, Marcus Alsteens, 23, was charged with attempted 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, aggravated Battery, endangering safety using a dangerous weapon, and injury by negligent use of a weapon.

The victim is a 49-year-old from Rhinelander. A spokesperson for St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield said he remains in critical condition as of noon on Wednesday. Wednesday, a family member said the victim is able to move his toes and flutter his eyes.

Alsteens remains in custody in the Oneida County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond. The judge ordered the high bond due to the fact the suspect attempted to flee the scene and the victim's current medical condition.

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UPDATED: Tue 2:39 AM, Aug 03, 2013

The Rhinelander Police Department said a 49-year-old man remains in critical condition after being shot by his nephew.

Police said the victim was shot in the abdomen at home on the 600 block of Mason Street.

Few details were released during a press conference Tuesday morning, however police did say the suspect, a 23-year-old man who has not been identified yet, was arrested on Highway 17.

Charges are expected to be forward to the District Attorney on Wednesday.

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ORIGINAL: Tue 10:07 AM, Aug 13, 2013

A 49-year-old man is in critical condition at a Marshfield hospital after a shooting Monday night in Rhinelander.

According to a news release, officers responded to a home on the 600 block of Mason Street at 7:45 p.m. For a report of person that had been shot.

The Rhinelander Police Department said a 23-year-old man in in custody at this time.

A press conference is planned for 1 p.m. On Tuesday when more information is expected to be released.


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