Apple River stabbing trial: Second cell phone video of stabbing released

A second video that captured some of the Apple River stabbing incident was released in court on Wednesday, the third day of the trial

Larrion Davis, the 15th witness to testify in Nicolae Miu's trial, recorded some cell phone video of the incident — he was taking selfie Snapchat video as the Miu encounter was happening behind him. 

You can watch the short video in the player above. Earlier this week, a longer cell phone video of the incident was played in court. You can watch it here

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 — A.J. Martin, Dante Carlson, Tony Carlson and Ryhley Mattison — on July 30, 2022. 

Apple River stabbing: What happened 

According to court records, the stabbing took place on the Apple River near the Sunrise Bridge in Somerset, Wisconsin, which allegedly started after Miu was apparently looking for a friend's cell phone in the river but was confronted by tubers who said he was acting sketchy. 

The encounter escalated, and he apparently punched a female on the left side of her face before Miu was punched, eventually leading to the stabbing.

Witnesses began calling 911 at 3:47 p.m. on July 30, which indicated there were potentially four or five victims with wounds to the mid to upper body. 

A 24-year-old woman from Burnsville, Minnesota, a 20-year-old and 22-year-old man from Luck, Wisconsin, and a 22-year-old man from Elk River, Minnesota, were injured in the attack. But, 17-year-old Schuman died from his injuries.   

According to the criminal complaint, Miu claimed the attack was self-defense. He said he was "so fearful" for his safety, adding he wasn't sure what the people in the river were going to do to him, and "everything happened so fast."