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Tony Haase of Weyauwega, faces two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the stabbing deaths of Tanna Togstad and Timothy Mumbrue in March 1992.
Tony Haase is 52 years old.
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The prosecutor said that a Wisconsin man was charged Friday with killing a woman and her boyfriend in 1992 in revenge for a fatal snowmobile accident that happened when the suspect was seven years old.
Tony Haase, 52, of Weyauwega, faces two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the stabbing deaths of Tanna Togstad and Timothy Mumbrue in March 1992. Tongstad’s father was involved in a snowmobile accident in 1977 that left Haase’s father dead, according to a criminal complaint.
Investigators wrote in the complaint that they’ve been working on the case for decades and identified Haase as a possible suspect. They did not say in the complaint how they learned about him. Officers took a DNA sample from him during a traffic stop on July 6 that matched DNA found on Tongstad’s body.
He told detectives on Thursday that the night the couple died, he got drunk and began thinking about the snowmobile accident, the complaint said.
“For some reason, he started to think about the accident that killed his father. Those thoughts led to him going to the home of Tanna Togstad,” the complaint says.
He went to Tongstad’s rural farmhouse, where he said he fought with Mumbrue and punched Tongstad in the face, knocking her out.
According to the complaint, he described moving his arm in a “stabbing motion” toward Mumbrue’s chest and stabbing Tongstad in the chest as she regained consciousness.
Togstad died from a single stab wound to the chest, and Mumbrue was found with multiple stab wounds, the complaint says. Togstad’s pet dog had also been stabbed to death.
When asked why he didn’t tell investigators right away about what happened, Haase replied, “I didn’t want it to sound like I had it planned,” the complaint said. He told investigators when he eventually saw the news report and thought, “Holy f***, what did I do?”
Online court records indicate Haase made his initial court appearance Friday. Waupaca County Circuit Judge Raymond Huber set the cash bond for Haase at $2 million. Haase’s attorney, Alex Gelhar, didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment on the case.