Attempted Murder Charges Dropped On Hartford Double-Stabbing Suspect

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Attempted Murder Charges Dropped On Hartford Double-Stabbing Suspect

Jack Breton, Staff Writer

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A group of students were practicing a movie scene for a project when two students were stabbed a total of six times in the chest and back last month at an on-campus apartment. 21-year-old Jake Wascher, a commuter student, stabbed the two classmates before running off into the woods while the University was on lock-down until he was spotted two hours prior.

 

Police reported, “One of the victims suffered a puncture wound to the chest and four to the back. The second victim, a 19-year-old man suffered a puncture wound to the chest and one to the back.”Both men were taken to the hospital where one of them were rushed into surgery, the second victim into intensive care.

 

Wascher was originally held on $1 million bail during his arraignment being charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of first-degree assault. However, the charges against the suspect have been reduced. 21-year-old Jake Wascher is now only being charged with first-degree assault.

 

Wascher first told police he was not acting when he stabbed his classmates but was “curious what it would be like to stab someone” later confessing to authorities that he was acting and his emotions got the best of him while rehearsing the scene, a police report says.