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Wausau man pleads no contest to stabbing husband

Aaron Hardy-Opper booking photo courtesy: Marathon County Jail 2020
Aaron Hardy-Opper booking photo courtesy: Marathon County Jail 2020(WSAW)
Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 11:33 AM CST
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WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) --A Wausau man has pleaded no contest to stabbing his husband after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. Thirty-one-year-old Aaron Hardy-Opper had been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide for stabbing his husband 11 times last February.

Hardy-Opper was found guilty Monday of first-degree recklessly endangering safety after entering his plea. He also pleaded guilty to intimidating a witness. Marathon County Circuit Judge Michael Moran dismissed charges of battery and disorderly conduct.

A criminal complaint says Hardy-Opper told detectives he was high on meth and drunk the day of the attack and that he became angry when his husband asked him to leave their house.

He’s scheduled to be sentenced May 12.

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