WAUSAU, Wis. — A Wausau man has pleaded no contest to stabbing his husband after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.
Aaron Hardy-Opper, 31, 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.
According to a criminal complaint, 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, the Wausau Daily Herald reported.
The victim was able to call 911 after he was stabbed. Officers found his sitting in a chair with a pool of blood on the floor around him. He was rushed to Aspirus Wausau Hospital for treatment.