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Madelia Woman Charged In Stabbing that Punctured Lung

Makayla Annette Haedt

A Madelia woman has been charged in a stabbing that sent her boyfriend to a Rochester hospital with a punctured lung.

According to a criminal complaint, police were dispatched to Madelia Health for a report of a stabbing victim on Jan 27.  The victim initially told police he had fallen in his garage and it was nothing.

Police went to the victim’s home, where they spoke to Makayla Annette Haedt, 25, who told investigators that her boyfriend, the victim, must have backed into the knife as the two struggled at the doorway. Investigators say the force used for the knife to penetrate a winter coat, the layers underneath, and into the chest cavity to puncture the lung is inconsistent with Haedt’s claim that the victim backed into the knife.

Police say the victim appeared surprised when they told him Haedt’s version of the events. The victim told investigators he was trying to get out the door when he felt a sharp, immediate pain in his upper back, but he didn’t see the knife.

Court documents say the victim drove himself to the hospital, where he was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester with a punctured lung. Police say the entire incident was witnessed by young children.

Makayla Annette Haedt, 25, was charged Monday in Watonwan County Court with felony 2nd-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor domestic assault.

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