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Gillette Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder After Stabbing in Ironwood

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After a three-day trial in Gogebic County, a jury yesterday found Benjamin Bozile, a 31-year-old man from Gillette, WI, guilty of an attempted murder.

That’s according to the Ironwood Public Safety Department.

The attempt happened last September, when officers from the department found a man bleeding in a motel parking lot.

He had been stabbed several times and his throat was slit.

The victim survived, but spent nearly two weeks in the Asprius Wausau critical care unit.

The Ironwood Public Safety Department said Bozile ran away from the scene of the stabbing, but a Wisconsin State Trooper found and arrested him.

He was taken back to Gogebic County in Michigan to stand trial.

Several people testified against him, including local officers and a doctor who treated the victim.

The 12-person jury took about three hours to reach a guilty verdict.

Bozile’s sentencing will be July 20. The prosecuting attorney said he faces up to life in prison.

Erin Gottsacker worked at WXPR as a Morning Edition host and reporter from December 2020 to January 2023. During her time at the station, Erin reported on the issues that matter most in the Northwoods.
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