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Suspect in La Crescent stabbing makes 2nd court appearance

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The Trempealeau County man charged with trying to kill a woman and child in a La Crescent stabbing made his second court appearance Wednesday. 

Prosecutors say Sean Kasten, 27, stabbed a woman and a child as all three rode in a car on June 28. Police say he was riding in the passenger seat when he stabbed the woman, then a  three-year-old girl in the backseat, then a dog, also in the back seat. He then turned the knife on himself, stabbing and slashing his stomach.


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The woman told police Kasten had stayed at her home the night before the attack and began acting strangely as she drove him home. All of the victims survived.


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The purpose of Kasten's court appearance Wednesday was to advise him of his legal rights. He's due back in court November 22. 

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