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Second competency hearing ordered for man charged in Green Bay stabbings

Wesley J. Brice
Wesley J. Brice(Brown County Jail)
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 2:55 PM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - A man accused of fatally stabbing a man and injuring a woman during a stabbing rampage earlier this year will have a second competency hearing.

Online court records show during a status conference Wednesday, a second competency hearing for 22-year-old Wesley Brice is scheduled for June 21 at 10:30 a.m. Brice’s first competency hearing was held on June 2.

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Brown County court officials charged Brice with nine counts on April 1 following his alleged stabbing spree, which happened this past spring on Broadway Street in Green Bay.

His charges include 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, two counts of 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Resisting/Obstructing an Officer, Criminal Damage to Property, False Imprisonment, Intimidate Victim/Use or Attempt Force, Substantial Battery and Disorderly Conduct.

Brice continues to be held on a $2 million cash bond after he was arrested on March 15 for killing a 70-year-old man and injuring a local bartender.

A criminal complaint obtained by Action 2 News states the bartender told officers she was cleaning up at Rockabilly’s when Brice walked into the bar. She didn’t know him. She said Brice walked up to her and said “I like you” and “come here.” She refused. He went behind the bar and she saw he had a knife. She tried to call police but he dragged her off. She was able to get away, but was injured in the struggle.

The suspect drove his car into Rum Runners, police say. He ran off and found a man who was stopped for the train and stabbed him.

Police located Wesley Brice and took him into custody. The complaint reads, “He [Brice] was not making coherent sentences and was saying, ‘I am God.’” “It was clear to officers on scene that Wesley was in some sort of excited mental state and did not know what was going on,” reads the complaint. He asked investigators if they believed in God.

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