WINONA, Minn. (WXOW) - A Winona man appeared in court Wednesday on a charge of murder in the second degree after a stabbing incident in September.
Winona County Attorney Karin Sonneman said that Sean Michael Emmons, 38, is charged with murder and assault after attacking another person in a Winona apartment on September 11.
The criminal complaint said that Emmons attacked after finding the victim in bed with Emmons' girlfriend.
During the attack, the complaint said the victim was stabbed in the leg, but refused to go get medical treatment until two days later.
The victim died in a La Crosse hospital on September 15. The complaint said that the autopsy report stated..."it is our opinion that...[Victim] died as a result of complications of a stab wound of the left lower extremity. The manner of death is classified as homicide."
When it was suggested that police should be called, the victim was "too scared" to call according to the complaint.
The complaint also said that several days after the stabbing, Emmons admitted to another person that he had stabbed the victim. The person also told police he'd seen Emmons carry a black stiletto knife.
During Emmons' court appearance, Judge Nancy Buytendorp set bond in the amount of $300,000 cash.
He returns to court November 29.