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


UPDATED Friday, June 27, 2014 --- 12:09 p.m.

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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UPDATED Friday, June 20, 2014 --- 4:37 p.m.

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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Friday June 20, 2014

WATERTOWN, Wis.--- Police in Watertown have arrested a man accused of stabbing two people with a sword. One of the victims died.

The stabbing happened Thursday afternoon in a second floor boarding house on N. 4th St. in Watertown.

A man called police saying a man with a sword was attacking someone. The caller had an injury to his hand, according to a news release from Watertown police. And second victim was more seriously injured. That man was taken to the hospital where he died.

Police found the suspect on a top stairwell leading to a second floor. A negotiator was called to help get the man with the sword to give up. He was arrested and is charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide and First Degree Reckless Injury.

No names have been released. The man who died was 27 years old. The man who was injured is 24 years old. The man who is charged is 29 years old.


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