A Wisconsin man has been accused of stabbing and seriously injuring his in-laws after allegedly breaking into a home in unincorporated Will County near Crete in December.
Michael Y. Liu, 36, from Oak Creek, Wisconsin, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, home invasion, aggravated firing of a firearm, burglary of a home, and aggravated death since December 2nd. He is being held in Will County Jail without bail on charges of domestic assault, aggravated battery and trespassing.
According to the sheriff’s office, on January 13, prison officials told several inmates that Liu would hire hitmen to kill witnesses in the case and offered to pay them $20,000. A notification was received.
According to a news release, detectives recorded Liu discussing the conspiracy with other inmates, and one inmate convinced Liu that he had a friend who carried out the murder for cash.
According to the sheriff’s news release, the inmate told Liu that the hitman demanded an advance payment of $10,000 and would have to pay another $10,000 after the killing.
If convicted, Liu could face 20 to 40 years in prison. Liu is being held on her $1 million bail, under the solicitation of a hired murder, according to the sheriff’s office.
Liu’s attorney, Dan Walsh, and the Will County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Liu is accused of stabbing his 68-year-old father-in-law and his 66-year-old mother-in-law at their home near Crete on December 1. He pleads not guilty to all charges.
Liu was taken into Waukesha County Huber Detention Facility on Dec. 4 for violations of domestic battery convictions and appeals of protection orders from July, according to Will County Sheriff’s Office, which responded to the call. was to be detained.
Instead, Liu traveled from Wisconsin “to enact revenge on his soon-to-be ex-wife parents.”
According to prosecutors, the mother-in-law was hospitalized for two days and the father-in-law for a week.