The couple’s son-in-law, who was stabbed at their home in unincorporated Will County near Crete on December 1, was held without bail Wednesday on charges of attempted murder.
Michael Y. Liu, 36, of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, was taken to Will County Jail after being released from hospital on Tuesday. He faces charges of attempted murder, burglary, aggravated firearm discharge, burglary of a home, aggravated domestic assault, aggravated assault, and trespassing, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office.
Will County Judge David Carlson held Liu without bail and ordered a court date for arraignment to be set for January 5. Carlson also upheld an order to seal Will County’s state attorney’s motion to deny bail, and the prosecutor’s office said he would not share information the detective shared with another judge in seeking a warrant for Liu’s arrest. Rejected.
Liu, who appeared in court via video from Will County Jail, has hired attorney Dan Walsh to represent him, who declined to comment Wednesday.
Sheriff’s police alleged that Liu entered the house and attacked the couple, stabbing the 66-year-old woman several times before stabbing her 68-year-old husband when he tried to intervene, eventually knocking Liu to the ground. The man then stabbed Liu an estimated 17 times in self-defense, according to the sheriff’s office.
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All three were taken to an area hospital and then to a Chicago-area hospital. A 66-year-old woman was released from the hospital on Friday, but her husband is still recovering from injuries at a Chicago-area hospital, police said.
Sheriff Mike Kelly said in a news release: “Three lives could have been lost that day had it not been for the prompt action of agents on the scene.
At 6:41 pm on December 1, the Sheriff’s Department called the 2600 block home of Shady Grove Court and found all three of them slashed and stabbed in the house.
According to the sheriff’s office, Michael Liu was scheduled to be detained at Hoover Detention Facility in Waukesha County on Dec. 4 for a home battery conviction and protection order violation from July 2022. . Instead, police said Liu had traveled from Oak Creek, Wisconsin, parked down the street from the couple’s residence near Crete, and fired several shots at the couple as they sat in their living room, but each time I lost my way.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Liu then broke into the residence by smashing the sliding glass door and fired the weapon again until it malfunctioned.
A news release from the sheriff’s office said detectives spoke with Liu several times over the weekend and said he had served several convictions.
“My heart goes out to the victims of this senseless and heinous attack,” Kelly was quoted in the news release.