Oak Creek man accused of stabbing in-laws

An Oak Creek man is accused of driving to Illinois and stabbing his in-laws. The man had just been sentenced in Waukesha.

Michael Liu, 36, is accused of driving to Illinois to take revenge on his in-laws just one day after being sentenced for a different crime.

Liu, now in a Will County, Illinois jail, faces charges including attempted murder and home invasion. 

On Nov. 30, Liu was sentenced for multiple domestic violence-related charges. He was supposed to report to the Waukesha County Jail on Dec. 2, but on Dec. 1, the Will County Sheriff's Office says Liu went to his in-laws' house in Crete, Illinois. The sheriff's office says Liu first stabbed his mother-in-law before her husband stepped in to defend her. The father-in-law was stabbed, too, before he got control of the knife. 

Sheriff Mike Kelly said in a statement: "My heart goes out to the victims in this senseless heinous attack. It was clear what the offender's intentions were the minute he left the state of Wisconsin."

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Judge Jennifer Dorow presided over Liu's case in Waukesha. Her state Supreme Court campaign team released a statement defending her decision. Wisconsin law allows judges to give offenders up to 60 days to report.

Judge Jennifer Dorow

The statement goes on to say: "The facts are, Judge Dorow was tough on this first-time defendant."

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin put out a statement calling Dorow's decision "disastrous," saying it shows the Republican Party has a lot to learn about Dorow before the primary.