WATERTOWN (WKOW) -- 29-year-old Young Choi of Watertown has been charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide in the stabbing death of 27-year-old Dustin Vanderheyden.
According to the criminal complaint, Choi told police that they could call him "God" or "Common Pi." Choi also referred to aliens and martians in his interview with police.
The victim's wife told police she had spoke with Choi days ago and that he wanted her to leave her husband for him. She told police that Choi thought her husband was evil and told her he was going to stab him with a sword. Vanderheyden's wife says she talked Choi down and that there was not going to be any issue.
More on the criminal complaint and the charges coming on 27 News at 5 & 6 and here on WKOW.com ********* WATERTOWN (WKOW) ---Thursday afternoon Watertown Police were called to the report of a stabbing incident at a boarding house above Yanger's Bar on N. 4th Street.
Police say they received a call shortly before 5:00 p.m. from a 24-year-old male living in an apartment above the bar. The caller stated there was another guy attacking someone with a sword. The caller, himself, sustained a hand injury from the sword-yielding man, but a second victim was more seriously injured.
Upon arrival, the suspect was found at the top of the stairs. Initial officers on scene spoke with the 29-year-old male who refused to surrender. The Watertown Police Entry Team was called, along with a trained department negotiator. The negotiator was able to obtain the suspect's cooperation and he did surrender on scene.
Officers located a seriously injured victim in a room on the second floor. That victim, a 27-year-old male, was a resident above Yanger's. He suffered stab wounds and lacerations, and was critically injured. Both victims were taken to UW Health Partners-Watertown Regional Medical Center for treatment. The caller/victim with a hand injury was treated and released. The second victim ultimately died from injuries sustained.
The suspect is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on charges of first degree intentional homicide and first degree reckless injury. Watertown Police continue to investigate. A search warrant was obtained for the suspect's room and investigators recovered two sword type weapons, along with other evidence.
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