A University of Hartford student, and previous student in California, stabbed two of his classmates because he was “curious what it would be like to stab someone.”
He later said he ‘let his emotions get the better of him’ but those ‘emotions resulted in two students brutally stabbed in the chest and back, multiple times.
Superior Court Judge Laura F. Baldini ordered Jake Wascher held on $1 million bail. He is charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of first degree assault, according to police.
The Courant reported:
During a video interview with a Hartford police detective, Wascher first claimed he wasn’t acting at the time of the assault but then said he was “’into his character’” and ‘my emotions got the best of me, and I acted a little to [sic] hard,'” according to a police report released Monday.
Police said the students were re-enacting a scene from the 2004 movie “The Butterfly Effect.”
A 19-year-old University of Hartford student from South Windsor, Connecticut suffered wounds to his chest and back. He was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center Monday afternoon, police said.
A 21-year-old student from New Fairfield suffered a puncture wound to his chest and four to his back. Police on Monday afternoon said the 21-year-old student had been discharged from St. Francis Hospital.
Police received a 911 call at approximately 1:30 p.m. Sunday regarding a stabbing incident at the university, according to a police report.
The caller told police dispatchers that a student stabbed two other students, and identified the suspect as Jake Wascher, who was wearing a blue jacket, reddish-colored flannel shirt and a gray T-shirt.
Responding officers found the two male victims suffering from multiple stab wounds, and they were immediately transported to St. Francis Hospital.
Officers canvassed the campus for Wascher before finding someone who met his description exiting a wooded area near campus.
Wascher told approaching officers he would comply, and was immediately taken into custody. In the presence of officers, Wascher said he “’left the scissors on the basketball court that I used to do it,'” according to a police report.
That was a lie.
The report continued:
One unidentified witness told police that while filming the movie, Wascher was acting as the main character in the film while the 21-year-old directed. The witness told police Wascher stabbed the 21-year-old in the chest and in his arm with a knife.
While stabbing the 21-year-old, the 19-year-old yelled for Wascher to stop. The witness told police Wascher then turned his attention to the 19-year-old and stabbed him in the chest and back, then threw the knife at him, the police report said.
Another unidentified witness told police that they were in the apartment cooking at the time of the stabbings. The witness told police they heard screaming from the 21-year-old’s bedroom and saw one person standing over him while he was being attacked with what was described as a six- to seven-inch kitchen knife with a white handle.
The witness told police the knife was stuck into the 19-year-old’s chest.
Police removed a kitchen knife with a white handle from a University of Hartford campus apartment, the police report said.
Wascher’s attorney, Richard R. Brown, told the Courant that he requested a bond hearing at Wascher’s next court hearing, scheduled for April 15.
“I can say to the best of our knowledge he has no criminal history and the allegations against him are inconsistent with his demeanor both here and in California,” Brown said. “There was no big incident in the past.”
No big incident in his past? Is that supposed to make people feel better?
This kid suddenly decided to try to murder two of his classmates.
Is there no longer any decency, honor, or moral guidelines for society? Has the liberal push to destroy all societal rules spawned a person who could suddenly decide to stab two people?