Judge Delays Trial Of Former Student Who Stabbed Officer
A mass shooting in Texas is the cause behind a Winnebago County judge delaying the trial of a former Oshkosh student accused of stabbing a school resource officer.
Former Oshkosh West High School student Grant Fuhrman, 19, is accused of stabbing school resource officer Michael Wissink back in October of 2019.
Fuhrman was alone in Wissink’s office at the school and said he had waited until Wissink had his back to him before stabbing the officer with a barbeque fork.
Jury selection in the trial was set to get underway Tuesday, May 31.
The defense for Fuhrman filed a motion following the mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, saying it would be nearly impossible to find an objective jury so soon after the shooting that left 19 students and 2 teachers dead.
A hearing to set a new date for jury trial has now been scheduled for June in Winnebago County.
Fuhrman is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, and if convicted, could face life in prison.