Charged: Kenosha man accused of stabbing his father, stepmother

Jesus Medrano III

Charges were filed on Friday, Jan. 8 against Jesus Medrano III in the fatal stabbing of his father and stepmother in Kenosha on Wednesday.

Medrano III, 24, faces the following charges: 

  • First-degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon (two counts)
  • Attempted first-degree sexual assault
  • Physical abuse of a child - intentionally cause bodily harm

Kenosha police said they were called out to a home near 46th and Sheridan around 4:30 a.m.  Wednesday "to investigate a possible sex crime." Officers discovered evidence of a struggle, and two adults were found dead in the home. The criminal complaint identifies the victims as Jesus Medrano Jr., 49, and Latrice Meyers-Medrano, 36.

Double fatal stabbing in Kenosha

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley spoke during a bond hearing on Thursday and indicated Medrano III brought a machete "to prevent anyone from stopping his assault." The stabbing victims were cut with a machete while attempting to stop the assault, Graveley said, bleeding to death while barricaded in a bedroom.

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Double fatal stabbing in Kenosha

Medrano III then took off on foot, but he was intercepted by police nearby "with the machete still in his hand."

Cash bond for Medrano III was set at $2.5 million on Thursday. A preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 15.

DA: Man stabbed parents with machete as they disrupted sex assault

Cash bond was set at $2.5 million for a Kenosha man, 24, accused of killing his father and stepmother with a machete as they tried to stop a sexual assault.