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Images from Nicolae Miu’s Apple River stabbing trial

Elizabeth Flores


St. Croix County District Attorney Karl Anderson places a photo of 17-year-old Isaac Schuman in front of the jury during the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Monday, April 1, 2024.

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Gilma Costanza

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Aaron Lavinsky


Gilma Costanza testifies during the trial of Nicolae Miu Friday, April 5, 2024 at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis.

Nicolae Miu

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Defendant Nicolae Miu looks at video still of himself being booked after the incident in Hudson, Wis., on Monday, April 8, 2024. 

Brian Smestad

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Elizabeth Flores


Prosecuting attorney Brian Smestad places a photo of the witnesses in front of the jury during Nicolae Miu’s trial at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Monday, April 1, 2024. 

Aaron Nelson

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Elizabeth Flores


Defense attorney Aaron Nelson questions witness and victim Dante Carlson during the second day of the trial against Nicolae Miu at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. 

Jawahn Cockfield

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Elizabeth Flores


Witness Jawahn Cockfield cries as he testifies during the second day of trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. 

Alba Torres

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Aaron Lavinsky


Witness Alba Torres testifies during the trial of Nicolae Miu Friday, April 5, 2024 at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis.

Stephen Kaufman

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Elizabeth Flores


Stephen Kaufman, owner of River’s Edge Campground in New Richmond, is questioned by St. Croix County District Attorney Karl Andersonduring Nicolae Miu’s trial at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Monday, April 1, 2024.

Corey Chirafisi

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Elizabeth Flores


Nicolae Miu’s defense attorney Corey Chirafisi handles evidence during Miu’s trial at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Monday, April 1, 2024. 

Judge R. Michael Waterman, left, Nicolae Miu, center, and witness Quinton Carlson

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Elizabeth Flores


Judge R. Michael Waterman, left, Nicolae Miu, center, and witness Quinton Carlson stand as the jury leaves during the second day of the trial against Nicolae Miu at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. 

Aaron Nelson

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Elizabeth Flores


Defense attorney Aaron Nelson gives his opening statement during Nicolae Miu’s trial at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Monday, April 1, 2024. 

St. Croix County District Attorney Karl E. Anderson, left, and defense attorney Corey Chirafisi approach the bench of St. Croix County Circuit Court judge R. Michael Waterman

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Aaron Lavinsky


St. Croix County District Attorney Karl E. Anderson, left, and defense attorney Corey Chirafisi approach the bench of St. Croix County Circuit Court judge R. Michael Waterman during the trial of Nicolae Miu Friday, April 5, 2024 at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis.

District Attorney Karl Anderson and defense attorney Corey Chirafisi sidebar with Judge Michael Waterman

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Richard Tsong-Taatarii


District Attorney Karl Anderson and defense attorney Corey Chirafisi sidebar with Judge Michael Waterman in Hudson, Wis., on Monday, April 8, 2024.

Judge R. Michael Waterman listens to St. Croix County District Attorney Karl Anderson

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Elizabeth Flores


Judge R. Michael Waterman listens to St. Croix County District Attorney Karl Anderson give his opening statement during the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Monday, April 1, 2024. 

Alina Hernandez

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Elizabeth Flores


Isaac Schuman’s mother Alina Hernandez takes the stand during the second day of the trial against Nicolae Miu at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. 

Ernesto Torres gestures as he’s questioned by defense attorney Aaron Nelson

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Aaron Lavinsky


Ernesto Torres gestures as he’s questioned by defense attorney Aaron Nelson during the trial of Nicolae Miu Friday, April 5, 2024 at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis.

St. Croix County District Attorney Karl E. Anderson, right, questions witness Gilma Costanza

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Aaron Lavinsky


St. Croix County District Attorney Karl E. Anderson, right, questions witness Gilma Costanza during the trial of Nicolae Miu Friday, April 5, 2024 at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis.

Ryan Nelson

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Elizabeth Flores


Ryan Nelson, a witness and friend of Isaac Schuman is questioned by Miu’s defense attorney Corey Chirafisi during Miu’s trial at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Monday, April 1, 2024. 

Defense attorney Corey Chirafisi

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Richard Tsong-Taatarii


Defense attorney Corey Chirafisi takes a moment to reflect next to his client Nicolae Miu in Hudson, Wis., on Monday, April 8, 2024. 

Defense attorney Corey Chirafisi

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Aaron Lavinsky


Defense attorney Corey Chirafisi is reflected in a monitor as he takes notes during the testimony of Sergio Ruiz Leyva during the trial of Nicolae Miu Friday, April 5, 2024 at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis.

Defense attorney Corey Chirafisi cross examines witness Owen Peloquin

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Richard Tsong-Taatarii


Defense attorney Corey Chirafisi cross examines witness Owen Peloquin in Hudson, Wis., on Monday, April 8, 2024. 

Alex Vang

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Elizabeth Flores


St. Croix County District Attorney Karl Anderson asks witness Alex Vang to identify Nicolae Miu at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. 

Nicolae Miu’s defense attorney Corey Chirafisi questions witness Landon Weyer

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Elizabeth Flores


Nicolae Miu’s defense attorney Corey Chirafisi questions witness Landon Weyer, 19, a UMD football player, during the second day of the trial against Nicolae Miu at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

Dante Carlson

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Elizabeth Flores


Witness and victim Dante Carlson shows his stabbing scar on the stand during the second day of the trial against Nicolae Miu at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. 

Nicolae Miu

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Richard Tsong-Taatarii


Defendant Nicolae Miu stands up after the jury recesses for the day in Hudson, Wis., on Monday, April 8, 2024.

Sergio Ruiz Leyva

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Aaron Lavinsky


Witness Sergio Ruiz Leyva looks over a transcript of a statement he gave to police during the trial of Nicolae Miu Friday, April 5, 2024 at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis.

Ernesto Torres

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Aaron Lavinsky


Ernesto Torres, defense witness and close friend of Nicolae Miu, testifies during the trial of Miu Friday, April 5, 2024 at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis.

Judge R. Michael Waterman listens to St. Croix County District Attorney Karl Anderson, right and defense attorneys Brian Smestad, left, and Corey Chirafisi , center

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Elizabeth Flores


Judge R. Michael Waterman listens to St. Croix County District Attorney Karl Anderson, right and defense attorneys Brian Smestad, left, and Corey Chirafisi , center, after he called them to the bench during the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Monday, April 1, 2024.

Stephen Kaufman

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Elizabeth Flores


Stephen Kaufman, owner of River’s Edge Campground in New Richmond, is questioned during Nicolae Miu’s trial at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Monday, April 1, 2024.

Defense attorney Aaron Nelson questions witness and victim Dante Carlson

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Elizabeth Flores


Defense attorney Aaron Nelson questions witness and victim Dante Carlson during the second day of the trial against Nicolae Miu at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

Nicolae Miu

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Elizabeth Flores


Nicolae Miu makes his way into the courtroom at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Monday, April 1, 2024.

Nicolae Miu

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Aaron Lavinsky


Nicolae Miu looks on during his murder trial Friday, April 5, 2024 at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis.

Judge R. Michael Waterman addresses St. Croix County District Attorney Karl Anderson, left, and defense attorney Aaron Nelson

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Elizabeth Flores


Judge R. Michael Waterman addresses St. Croix County District Attorney Karl Anderson, left, and defense attorney Aaron Nelson during the fourth day of the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Alina Hernandez

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Richard Tsong-Taatarii


Isaac Schuman’s mother Alina Hernandez during the Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis.

Deputy District Attorney Brian Smestad quetions Andrea Baldazo

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Elizabeth Flores


Deputy District Attorney Brian Smestad quetions Andrea Baldazo, RN, about her part as she helped stabbing victim Isaac Schuman, during questioning at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

St. Croix County Patrol Lieutenant Charles Coleman, left, addresses defense attorney Aaron Nelson’s questions

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Elizabeth Flores


St. Croix County Patrol Lieutenant Charles Coleman, left, addresses defense attorney Aaron Nelson’s questions during the fourth day of the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Carlos de la Cruz

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Elizabeth Flores


City of New Richmond police officer Carlos de la Cruz takes the stand during the fourth day of the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024. 

St. Croix County District Attorney Karl E. Anderson

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Elizabeth Flores


St. Croix County District Attorney Karl E. Anderson shows a photo of the crew that was on the river with Nicolae Miu with City of New Richmond police officer Carlos de la Cruz during the fourth day of the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024. 

Levi Stump

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Elizabeth Flores


Former police officer Levi Stump takes the stand during the fourth day of the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Alina Hernandez

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Elizabeth Flores


Isaac Schuman’s mother Alina Hernandez, second from right, and other family members watch police body camera footage during the fourth day of his trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024. 

St. Croix County District Attorney Karl E. Anderson, left, steps over to talk with defense attorneys Corey Chirafisi, center, and Aaron Nelson

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Elizabeth Flores


St. Croix County District Attorney Karl E. Anderson, left, steps over to talk with defense attorneys Corey Chirafisi, center, and Aaron Nelson during the fourth day of the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024. 

Nicolae Miu’s defense attorney Aaron Nelson whispers to him

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Elizabeth Flores


Nicolae Miu’s defense attorney Aaron Nelson whispers to him during the fourth day of Miu’s trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Benjamin Trebian

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Elizabeth Flores


St. Croix County Deputy Benjamin Trebian takes the stand during the fourth day of the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Terry Andersen

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Elizabeth Flores


St. Croix County employee Terry Andersen takes the stand during questioning at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

John Farrell

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Elizabeth Flores


Somerset Police Sgt. John Farrell takes the stand during the fourth day of the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Investigator Mitchell Schaeppi displays the knife found along the Apple River

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Elizabeth Flores


Investigator Mitchell Schaeppi displays the knife found along the Apple River that was allegedly used in the stabbing, from an evidence box during the fourth day of the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Charles Coleman

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Elizabeth Flores


St. Croix County Patrol Lieutenant Charles Coleman takes the stand during the fourth day of the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Janell Duxbury

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Elizabeth Flores


Witness Janell Duxbury is asked about the size of the blade during questioning at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Chase DuRand

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Elizabeth Flores


Sgt. Chase DuRand, with the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department, takes the stand during the fourth day of the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Mitchell Schaeppi

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Elizabeth Flores


Investigator Mitchell Schaeppi removes the knife found along the Apple River that was allegedly used in the stabbing, from an evidence box during the fourth day of the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Judge R. Michael Waterman listens to Miu’s defense attorney Corey Chirafisi, right, and Deputy District Attorney Brian Smestad, left

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Elizabeth Flores


Judge R. Michael Waterman listens to Miu’s defense attorney Corey Chirafisi, right, and Deputy District Attorney Brian Smestad, left, as Nicolae Miu looks on during the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Victor Froloff

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Elizabeth Flores


Dr. Victor Froloff from the Ramsey County (Minn.) Medical Examiner’s Office looks over photos that he took of stabbing victim Isaac Schuman during the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Brandie Hart

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Elizabeth Flores


Lt. Brandie Hart, of the St. Croix (Wis.) County Sheriff’s Office, takes the stand regarding her interview of Miu during the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Aaron Nelson

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Elizabeth Flores


Nicolae Miu’s defense attorney Aaron Nelson watches the police interview after Miu was arrested during the trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Nicolae Miu identifies the knife

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Elizabeth Flores


Nicolae Miu identifies the knife as he takes the stand during the trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Nicolae Miu

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Elizabeth Flores


Nicolae Miu takes the stand and is questioned by his defense attorney Aaron Nelson in the courtroom during his trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Alina Hernandez

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Elizabeth Flores


Isaac Schuman’s mother Alina Hernandez watches as Nicolae Miu takes the stand during his trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

St. Croix County District Attorney Karl E. Anderson presents his closing arguments

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Elizabeth Flores


St. Croix County District Attorney Karl E. Anderson presents his closing arguments to the jury during the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Nicolae Miu

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Elizabeth Flores


Nicolae Miu watches as the jury asks to watch the video after they received the case at his trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Corey Chirafisi

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Elizabeth Flores


Nicolae Miu’s defense attorney Corey Chirafisi presents his closing arguments to the jury during the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Karl E. Anderson

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Elizabeth Flores


St. Croix County District Attorney Karl E. Anderson presents his closing arguments to the jury during the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wisc., on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Brian Smestad

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Elizabeth Flores


Deputy District Attorney Brian Smestad presents a rebuttal to the jury during the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. 

Brian Smestad

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Elizabeth Flores


Deputy District Attorney Brian Smestad presents a rebuttal to the jury during the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Nicolae Miu video

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Elizabeth Flores


A still frame from a video is displayed as St. Croix County District Attorney Karl E. Anderson presents his closing arguments to the jury during the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wisc., on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Corey Chirafisi

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Elizabeth Flores


Nicolae Miu’s defense attorney Corey Chirafisi presents his closing arguments to the jury during the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County Circuit Court in Hudson, Wis., on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Nicolae Miu

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Elizabeth Flores


Nicolae Miu, right, stands alongside his defense and waits as the jury leaves the courtroom after requesting to watch the Jawahn Cockfield video during his trial at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 11, 2024.

Karl Anderson

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Elizabeth Flores


St. Croix County District Attorney Karl Anderson gives a statement to the media alongside Deputy District Attorney Brian Smestad, left, after Nicolae Miu’s guilty verdict at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 11, 2024. 

Nicolae Miu, center, with his defense, Corey Chirafisi, left, and Aaron Nelson, right

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Elizabeth Flores


Nicolae Miu, center, with his defense, Corey Chirafisi, left, and Aaron Nelson, right, listen as Judge R. Michael Waterman announces his guilty verdicts at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 11, 2024. 

Judge R. Michael Waterman

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Elizabeth Flores


Judge R. Michael Waterman watches the video taken by Jawahn Cockfield during the Nicolae Miu trial at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 11, 2024. 

Donny Hernandez

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Elizabeth Flores


Isaac Schuman’s father Donny Hernandez talks to the media alongside Schuman’s mother, Alina Hernandez, left, and other family after Nicolae Miu’s guilty verdict at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 11, 2024. 

Defense attorney Aaron Nelson, right, gives the media a statement alongside Corey Chirafisi, left

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Elizabeth Flores


Defense attorney Aaron Nelson, right, gives the media a statement alongside Corey Chirafisi, left, after Nicolae Miu’s guilty verdict at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 11, 2024. 

Mihai Miu

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Elizabeth Flores


Nicolae Miu’s twin brother Mihai Miu and his family leave the courthouse after his brother’s guilty verdict at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 11, 2024. 

Nicolae Miu

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Elizabeth Flores


Nicolae Miu makes his way out of the courtroom after the guilty verdict at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 11, 2024.

Donny Hernandez

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Elizabeth Flores


“Justice for Isaac,” said Isaac Schuman’s father Donny Hernandez as he tears up while talking to the media alongside Schuman’s mother, Alina Hernandez, left, and other family after Nicolae Miu’s guilty verdict at the St. Croix County District Court in Hudson, Wis., on Thursday, April 11, 2024. 

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