Wisconsin Man arrested on Murder charges after traveling to Illinois for “revenge” on ex-wife’s parents


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CRETE – The soon-to-be ex son-in-law of a couple found brutally stabbed December 1st in Crete has been arrested in connection with the violent act.

According to the Will County Sheriff’s Office,  36-year-old Michael Y. Liu of Oak Creek, Wisconsin was arrested after making incriminating statements while held in hospital care over the weekend.  Liu was stabbed 17 times after traveling to the 2600 block of Shady Grove Court in Unincorporated Crete December 1st.

It was just after 6:40 p.m. that day when three individuals were found inside a home in critical condition with multiple stab wounds after Sheriff’s police responded to a possible shooting.  

“Michael Liu was scheduled to turn himself into custody at the Waukesha County Huber Detention Facility on 12/04/2022 for a Domestic Battery conviction from July of 2022 and a violation of an order of protection complaint.  Instead, Michael Liu traveled from Oak Creek Wisconsin in an attempt to enact revenge on his soon to be ex-wife’s parents.” Will County Sheriff’s Police said in a press release Tuesday night.  “Liu’s vehicle was parked down the street from the couple’s residence.  It is alleged in the criminal complaint warrant that Liu fired several shots in the direction of the couple as they sat in their living room.  Liu missed all of the shots that he fired, and broke into the residence by smashing a sliding glass door.  Liu began firing his weapon inside of the residence several times when his gun malfunctioned.”

According to reports it was then the victim’s husband was able to come to his wife’s defense,   Wrestling the weapon away from Liu, proceeding to stab him an estimated seventeen times.

“If it were not for the quick action taken by the deputies on scene, three lives may have been lost that day.  Deputies Harris and Swanson, who are in their first year in law enforcement, did an outstanding job at controlling the scene and providing the injured individuals lifesaving aid,” Sheriff Mike Kelly said.

Liu is being held on no bond and charged with Attempted Murder (two counts), Home Invasion (five counts), Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Residential Burglary, Aggravated Domestic Battery (two counts), Aggravated Battery (four counts), and Criminal Trespass to a Residence.

He’s now being held at Will County Adult Detention Facility awaiting a court appearance.


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