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Father stabbed his 13-year-old daughter to death and tried to kill his wife after she threatened to end their marriage

According to the court documents, the 45-year-old dad pleaded guilty this week to fatally stabbing his teenage daughter and attempting to kill his wife. Prosecutors say the father pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. He faces a life sentence for the first-degree murder charge and his bail was revoked for the second. A judge will decide when he will be eligible for parole. His hearing is scheduled for December 1.

This unfortunate incident occurred on July 30, 2020. Officers responded to a report of stabbing. When they arrived, they found a victim, the defendant’s wife — with serious but not life-threatening injuries. She was transported to a hospital.

The second victim died at the scene due to her injuries. The defendant from Wisconsin, Travis Christianson, was tased after he walked out his home because he ignored the officer’s orders to get on the ground and continued to advance on the officer.

His wife, Dawn Christianson, ‘threatened to end their marriage.’ She went to a store to buy more beer because she did not want Travis to drive drunk. When Dawn returned, he was allegedly holding a large knife and told her he already killed their daughter Addrianna.

The 13-year-old girl was reportedly found in the bathtub with stab wounds all over her body, including her torso, head, and neck. This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available. 

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