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Wausau stabbing suspect ‘high on meth’ at time of incident, per complaint

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WAUSAU (WAOW) -- The suspect in a Wausau stabbing earlier this month was high on methamphetamine at the time of the incident, according to court records.

Aaron Hardy was charged Friday in Marathon County Court with first-degree intentional homicide and three counts of domestic abuse in the Feb. 3 stabbing of his husband.

According to a criminal complaint, officials responded to a 911 call at 4:15 p.m. saying a man was stabbed. Hardy, 31, ran from the scene as officials arrived. Inside, the victim was found sitting in a chair near the kitchen "with blood on his torso and down his legs," per the complaint.

Officials later interviewed the victim, who said Hardy appeared to "be off," according to the complaint. When asked if he'd "been using," Hardy "became upset" and smashed a Tv and mirror, the complaint added.

Then, after suggesting Hardy should "go to [his] mom's house for the night," the victim was packing Hardy's clothes when Hardy began stabbing him with a kitchen knife -- something the victim did not realize until later, the complaint said.

The victim, per the complaint, was stabbed 11 times: five times in the back, twice in the right leg area, and once in the left leg, right ankle, right shoulder and right bicep area, according to the complaint. He also told police Hardy said he would kill the victim.

Officials later spoke with Hardy, who said he was drunk and high on meth the day of the incident, per the complaint, adding he "just got angry ... I went to cut him."

Hardy, whose $1 million cash bond was continued Friday, is next scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, the complaint said.

Chris Watkins

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