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Man charged in fatal stabbing of retired Oshkosh police capt

February 7, 2020 GMT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday charged a 28-year-old man in the fatal stabbing of a retired Oshkosh police captain.

Ian Suzuki of Oshkosh was charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of 67-year-old Jay Puestohl. Puestohl was stabbed with a knife Sunday afternoon and died later at a hospital.

According to the complaint, Oshkosh police responded to the home on a report that a man had been stabbed. The caller said she was in danger and needed to be quiet .

A police officer arrived at the home and found Suzuki next to a couch where Puestohl was lying about a foot away. Suzuki began saying, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry!” as other officers arrived, the complaint said. Officers found a knife covered in blood on a kitchen counter.

Suzuki told investigators he had eaten “a bunch of morning glory seeds” the day before and ended up going to the hospital because he started hallucinating, according to the complaint. Suzuki then refused to answer any more questions without an attorney, the Oshkosh Northwestern reported.

Cash bond for Suzuki was set at $500,000. His public defender did not immediately return a phone call for comment Thursday.

Puestohl retired from the Oshkosh Police Department in 2008 after 32 years of service, including as captain of the Investigative Services Bureau.