Apple River stabbing trial Day 2 recap

The trial of Nicolae Miu, the man accused of the deadly stabbing on the Apple River in 2022, continues Tuesday with witness testimony, a day after a graphic video was shown in court of the deadly fight on the Wisconsin river. 

Nicolae Miu, 54, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and multiple counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide that could send him to prison for life if he is convicted. He is accused of killing Stillwater, Minnesota, native 17-year-old Isaac Schuman and wounding four others — Dante Carlson, Tony Carlson, Rhyley Mattison and A.J. Martin — on July 30, 2022. 

The people who testified on the first and second days of the Apple River stabbing trial. (FOX 9)

You can watch the trial live in the player above, on FOX LOCAL and on FOX 9's YouTube channel. Updates on the second day of the trial can be found below.

3:38 p.m. - Landon Weyer, Isaac's friend, testifies

Landon Weyer was with Isaac on the Apple River when he was killed. It was toward the end of the river when Weyer and his tubing group had contact with Miu. Weyer said he was standing in shallow water with goggles and a snorkel. 

1:47 p.m. - Dante Carlson, a witness who punched Miu and was stabbed, testifies

Dante Carlson, a tuber and witness, testified on Tuesday. He said his father, Quinton Carlson, had him and his brother go over to the group of teenagers and Miu to see what was going on. He said the teenagers were calling Miu names. Dante also told Miu to leave. 

The teenagers said Miu was looking for little girls. Eventually, Dante said he punched Miu after he hit Madison Coen. 

Miu stabbed Dante in the lower abdomen/chest area, he testified. He stood up and showed his scar to the courtroom.

12:50 p.m. - Quinton Carlson, a witness and bar owner, testifies

Quinton Carlson, a tuber on the Apple River and witness to the incident, testified on Tuesday. Quinton, who was about 100 feet away, heard the teenagers say Miu was a pedophile and sent his sons over to the group of teenagers because he was worried about Miu, who had approached the group of tubers. He did not believe Miu was actually a pedophile; he saw a situation and didn't want it to escalate. 

Quinton said he wasn't drinking at all, but members of his tubing party were. He recalled Miu stopping the teenagers' tubes from going down the river. He remembers seeing his son, Dante Carlson, strike Miu and he yelled out to stop. He said this was before learning Miu had hit Madison Coen and prior to knowing anyone had been stabbed. 

He did not see where Miu went after the stabbing, noting he was worried about his children, one of whom was tending to AJ Martin, who had been stabbed. 

11:45 a.m. - Lunch break

The jury was excused for a lunch break. Court will resume at 12:45 p.m.

11 a.m. - Alexander Vang testifies

Alexander Vang, who drove to the Apple River that day but had planned a ride back, rushed to Isaac's side after he was fatally stabbed. When he fell into the water, he said he was a couple of feet away from him when he fell into the water holding the left side of his chest. Vang picked him up and saw a huge gash in his chest, Vang said while fighting back tears. 

10:05 a.m. - Madison Coen takes the stand

A witness, Madison Coen, took the stand around 10:05 a.m. The feed and video were silenced at the request of the witness. 

8:43 a.m. - Jawahn Cockfield, who recorded the gruesome cell phone video, breaks down on witness stand

Jawahn Cockfield shot the cell phone video of the entire encounter. The video runs approximately 3 minutes and 20 seconds, and was shown in court on Monday. He calls himself one of Isaac's best friends, and was on the river with the group of friends on July 30, 2022. 

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Cockfield said he specifically recorded the video of Miu on the river that day. Prosecutors played the video again, noting Cockfield was the one speaking. Cockfield said he started recording because Miu was acting suspiciously. He said Miu made a comment about "little girls," but noted there were no little girls in his group nor nearby. After he called Miu a "Raper," Miu came closer to their group.

During his testimony, the prosecution broke down the video with Cockfield and what happened, including when he realized his friend Isaac was stabbed. In the video, Cockfield says "Is this real," before he sees Isaac and begins screaming about his friend. 

In the courtroom, Cockfield is in tears talking about his friend and the incident, dabbing his tears with a tissue. 

8:30 a.m. - Alina Hernandez, Isaac Schuman's mom, testifies

Alina Hernandez, Isaac Schuman's mother, described what her son liked to do, noting he hoped to attend the University of Wisconsin Madison for engineering. She told Isaac to have fun on the river and not to forget his sunscreen, noting she put sunscreen on his ears before he left. 

Through tears, she painfully recalled learning when Isaac got stabbed and running to the riverbank, seeing first responders perform CPR on him. 

Court is expected to resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday

Monday was the first day of the trial, during which the jury was sworn in, opening statements were held and the first two witnesses took the stand, including Isaac Schuman's friend, Ryan Nelson. During his testimony, a graphic video of the deadly encounter on the river was shown in court.