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Vilas, Forest counties
Tue February 25, 2014
Two Attempted Homicide Cases Go Forward
Two suspects have been bound over for trial in two separate Northwoods attempted first-degree homicide trials.
In Forest county, 30 year old Brandon Brunette was bound over for trial and entered not guilty pleas to three other felony and misdemeanor charges including child abuse. Brunette is charged with allegedly tossing a one-year-old child hard enough to cause a brain injury last October. He denies the allegations.
The child was transported to a Marshfield hospital for his injuries. Brunette has a pre-trial set for May.
In Vilas county, 28 year old Andrew Lee Rosner is charged with allegedly stabbing his pregnant girlfriend February 1 in a car. The criminal complaint alleges Rosner had a fight with the 20 year old woman, then stabbed her with a pocket knife. The woman drove herself to the hospital for treatment. Judge Neal Nielsen found enough evidence to continue proceedings against Rosner. He returns to court next month to enter pleas to two attempted homicide counts. One of the counts includes the unborn child.
Rosner is being held in Eagle River on a $50,000 cash bond. Brunette is being held in Crandon on $10,000 cash bond.