UPDATE: Suspect in Rhinelander Stabbing Pleads Not Guilty

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A 17-year-old Rhinelander teen charged with 1st degree attempted homicide and 1st degree recklessly endangering safety has pleaded not guilty.

The charges against Michael Thimm stem from an investigation into the stabbing of two people on December 12, 2012 when the suspect was 16-years-old. A judge immediately ruled that Thimm would be tried as an adult.

According to a Rhinelander newspaper, Thimm became upset after his mother's boyfriend tried to restrict his internet use. Thimm's mother, 42, was injured when she got between her son and her boyfriend.

Michael Thimm told police he did not intend to injury his mother, but did intend to kill her 44-year-old boyfriend.

Both victims received non-life threatening injuries, however, Thimm's mother did required surgery for a wound to her neck.

The incident happened at a home on the 500 block of Spring Lake Road in Rhinelander.

Officers recovered a folding buck knife, which is believed to be the weapon.

Thimm is free on a $15,000 cash bond.

He'll return to court on September 17 for a clerical court proceeding.