Ely man found guilty of attempted murder for stabbing younger brother multiple times

Published On: January 26th, 20230.5 min readCategories: Covid-19, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News

(Ely, MN)  —  An 18-year-old man from Ely has been found guilty of second-degree attempted murder after prosecutors say he stabbed his 13-year-old brother more than 13 times in October 2020 and left him to bleed out near a gully.  Michael Haapala told authorities he invited his younger brother to go for a walk around 2 a-m and brought along a kitchen knife.  Investigators say the knife was later found freshly washed in his closet along with shoes still wet with what appeared to be blood.  Haapala waived a jury trial and a judge issued the guilty ruling Tuesday.

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