Sean Kasten enters 'not guilty' plea in La Crescent stabbing case

Houston County Sheriff's Dept confirms

Sean Kasten enters 'not guilty' plea...

UPDATE: January 25, 2017

Sean Kasten entered a "not guilty" plea this morning. His next court appearance will be March 16th at 9:45am.



The man accused in a stabbing in La Crescent is waiving his right to fight extradition to Minnesota.

27-year-old Sean Kasten of Ettrick was arrested a week ago after allegedly stabbing Crystal Kerrigan of Bangor, her three-year-old daughter, and his dog multiple times.

Kasten appeared in La Crosse County court this afternoon after receiving medical care in La Crosse to treat self-inflicted stab wounds.

He'll be extradited back to Houston County in Minnesota once the two counties can schedule a time to transport him.

Kasten faces several charges including two counts each of first-degree and second-degree attempted murder.

A 23-year-old Bangor woman, a 3 year old child and a dog were repeatedly stabbed with an edged weapon at the intersection of Willow and Juniper streets.

According to the La Crescent Police Department, the suspect is a 27-year-old La Crosse man, who also had significant self-inflicted injuries.

All three involved were transported to a local hospital for emergency medical care and the dog was treated by a veterinarian.

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