A Missouri homeowner has killed an intruder for the second time in four months, stabbing an ax-wielding friend after an argument.
In February, Mike Wieners fatally shot an armed Richard Wagnon, 60, who entered his rural home in Robertsville, Missouri, after the two had fought over a woman.
Wieners once lived with Wagnon when he needed a place to stay after a domestic dispute, the New York Daily News reported.
The second time, the 55-year-old said his former neighbor, Eric Frazer, broke into his home around 2 a.m. on June 23 with an ax in his hand, demanding money and a ride to Arkansas.
Wieners said Frazer was angry about child support he hadn’t paid and took out his aggression on the first person he could find.
Wieners agreed to drive him, but said he wanted to take beer for the road. Instead, he grabbed a knife.
Frazer fled in Wiener’s car after the stabbing, but died later at a hospital.
“I struck him,” Wieners told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I didn't mean to kill him. I wasn't looking for that. I am not that type of person. But I am not going to let somebody take my life.”
Wieners said his former neighbor was also breaking furniture and making bizarre threats.
“He said, ‘I will kill you, I’m going to kill you,’” Wieners told KMOV. “He says, ‘I think I’m going to chop your feet off,’ and I’m like, ‘What?’”
Winers said the man then swung an ax, barely missing his feet.
Wieners injured his arm and jaw during the latest incident. No charges were brought against Wieners, with police citing self-defense in both cases.
“Right now, he’s claiming self-defense, and what he has looks like self-defense,” Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said. “But we’re going to look into it a little more, obviously.”
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