Chris Rondeau, 39, Indianapolis, IN

Charged with one count of murder and one count of reckless homicide in the April 9 in an incident in which 77-year-old Franziska Stegbauer suffered a fatal stab wound while trying to break up a sword fight Thursday between Stegbauer's grandson Chris Rondeau, and her brother-in-law Adolf Stegbauer, 69.

According to the IndyStar, after both men had drunk beer, and Adolf Stegbauer also consumed vodka and brandy, Stegbauer grabbed a samurai-type sword, knocked Franziska Stegbauer down and stabbed Rondeau, investigators said in the affidavit. Rondeau said he got a Japanese saber-style infantry sword from another room, ¿¿¿parried a few times and hit Adolf at least two times.¿¿¿

Franziska Stegbauer died shortly after the stabbing. Adolf Stegbauer died on later.

NOTE: Arrest and booking photos are provided by law enforcement officials. Arrest does not imply guilt, and criminal charges are merely accusations. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.
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Charged with one count of murder and one count of reckless homicide in the April 9 in an incident in which 77-year-old Franziska Stegbauer suffered a fatal stab wound while trying to break up a sword fight Thursday between Stegbauer's grandson Chris Rondeau, and her brother-in-law Adolf Stegbauer, 69. According to the IndyStar, after both men had drunk beer, and Adolf Stegbauer also consumed vodka and brandy, Stegbauer grabbed a samurai-type sword, knocked Franziska Stegbauer down and stabbed Rondeau, investigators said in the affidavit. Rondeau said he got a Japanese saber-style infantry sword from another room, ¿¿¿parried a few times and hit Adolf at least two times.¿¿¿ Franziska Stegbauer died shortly after the stabbing. Adolf Stegbauer died on later. NOTE: Arrest and booking photos are provided by law enforcement officials. Arrest does not imply guilt, and criminal charges are merely accusations. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.

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