Man Stabbed At the North Star Gas Station in Mukwonago, WI
According to Fox 11 News, a stabbing took place on Monday at the North Star Gas Station located at 1060 N Rochester St, Mukwonago, WI 53149. An unidentified 59-year-old man was stabbed in his chest by 18-year-old suspect Ashlyn Wieczorkowski. The man sustained serious injures.
Wieczorkowski did not know the man prior to the stabbing, but instead claimed that her suicidal thoughts transformed into homicidal ones, prompting her to stab the man who was in the same aisle as her in the store. She used a 12-inch butcher knife.
This is not the first time Wieczorkowski was found by authorities with a knife and she additionally admitted that she wished she had killed him. She currently is facing first degree intentional homicide charges.
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Legal Options Available to Victims of Gas Station Stabbings
Our attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney works with victims of violent crime in civil cases. Below he has offered to share some of his legal advice on the potential options available to parking lot stabbing victims and their families:
“Business and other property owners are legally required to maintain the safety of all of their employees and customers on the premises. Essentially, then, property owners must be able to keep their patrons safe from preventable dangers. To do this, they can offer things like video surveillance and enhanced parking lot lighting at night. When a stabbing like this one takes place at a place of business or in the parking lot, it is important to look to whether or not adequate security was provided. If it was not, property owner negligence may have had an impact on the stabbing and the victim may then have a valid lawsuit.”
“But the victim’s attorney needs to be able to show more than just inadequate security. He or she must also be able to prove that the crime that occurred on site was reasonably foreseeable. For example, if a gas station owner becomes aware of violence in the area and chooses not to take the necessary precautionary measures of safety, he or she may be held liable if a violent crime occurs on the property. To be clear, though, a victim may have a law suit only if his or her attorney can prove that the crime was both reasonably foreseeable and happened due to inadequate security.”
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by a stabbing in a parking lot, please do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney on this matter. You can learn more about your legal options by speaking with one of our own crime victim attorneys today.
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