A Minnesota man who is charged with trying to kill his wife in the Twin Cities is fighting extradition from Wisconsin. Yer Thao is charged with second-degree attempted murder for stabbing his wife in the head and leaving her for dead in their suburban Twin Cities home late Monday.
Marathon County prosecutor Ryan Wetzsteon said Thao repeatedly stabbed the woman, threw her down the stairs locking her in the basement. She escaped out a window and ran covered in blood to a neighbor’s house for help. Meanwhile, the accused fled the scene and police arrested him en route to see some family in Wausau early Tuesday.
Prosecutors believe Thao is a flight risk. He is being held on a quarter-million dollar cash bond pending a governor’s warrant for his extradition.
The motive of the attack remains unclear.
Contributed by Matt Lehman-WSAU