Criminal complaint: Man admits stabbing roommate 11 times, leaving broken knife in neck
STOUGHTON, Wis. — The man suspected of killing his roommate in Stoughton Monday, admitted to stabbing him 11 times during a knife fight and leaving a broken blade in his neck, according to a criminal complaint.
Ted J. Bruno, 49, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide by use of a dangerous weapon in the killing of Kim M. Gaida , 46, who died of multiple stab wounds . Bruno had his initial hearing in court Thursday.
According to Bruno, the dispute between the roommates started when Gaida struck him in the eye with some papers. Bruno said Gaida told him “I’m going to kill you,” according to the complaint.
Bruno said Gaida then grabbed a knife and stabbed him in the abdomen. Bruno said he then grabbed his own knife, according to the complaint.
Bruno said he used his left hand to pin Gaida’s right hand, which was holding the knife, against the wall. Bruno then continued to stab Gaida repeatedly.
“War was waged, you’re going to die,” Bruno told officers he said to Gaida, “I’m just trying to get in there and get some organs.”
Bruno told officers that the last time he stabbed Gaida, it was directly below where his head and neck met. He said this is when the handle of the knife broke off.
Gaida was found with multiple stab wounds in his front and three in his back, as well as a stab wound in his neck with the broken knife in it.
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