Green Bay man charged in attack on brother with a knife
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - A court commissioner set cash bond at $100,000 Wednesday afternoon for a Green Bay man accused in a violent attack against his brother.
Matthew Dorner was charged with one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse assessments, and one count of disorderly conduct, domestic abuse assessments.
In the criminal complaint, officers responded to a home on St. Agnes Drive Wednesday morning to reports of a man stabbing his brother and possibly killing him.
Dorner’s mother says the two brothers were sitting in the living room, watching TV, when out of nowhere, Matthew started arguing with his brother; it escalated, and Matthew reportedly grabbed a knife.
His mother says when she tried to break up her sons, Matthew pushed her and she fell into what she believed to be a chair, injuring herself.
In court documents, Matthew told officials he snapped after his brother kept needling him, stating he was not sure what had happened as if he had blacked out during the altercation.
According to court documents, his brother recalls being hit in the head twice before turning around and seeing Matthew with a meat cleaver in his hand, feeling his life was in danger, Matthew’s brother left the house and was ultimately met officials in his driveway.
Documents say Matthew has lived in the house his entire life, never had a job, and has had a mental illness his whole life, but never got checked out or diagnosed and was on no medication.
His mother told the court Thursday her son is a good kid and has never done anything bad in his life and wants her son to get help for his mental illness.
Prosecutors say Dorner confessed to the crime while in the back of a squad car and expressed remorse for what he’d done. He is due back in court Wednesday, September 27 at 9:30 a.m.
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