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Charges: Man kills roommate with crossbow, knife in Menomonie

The suspect admitted to police that he killed his roommate, charging documents state.

The gruesome details of an alleged murder in western Wisconsin have been released through charging documents filed in Dunn County District Court. 

According to the criminal complaint, via WQOW, Richard Seehaver, 52, has been charged with first-degree intentional murder in the killing of 52-year-old John Likeness at the home they were living at in Menomonie. 

Police were called to the home on Dec. 30 just before 3:20 p.m. and upon arrival, police could see Likeness through the window, sitting in a recliner, and Seehaver standing near him. Moments later, Seehaver walked outside covered in blood and was arrested. 

Likeness had been shot dead by a crossbow and had his throat slashed. 

The complaint states that Seehaver admitted to killing Likeness, saying: “I shot him dead and he wasn’t quite dead, and the cops were knocking on the door so I cut his [expletive] throat to hurry it around." 

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He also talked about aliens, the devil and admitted to using methamphetamine the day before the killing. 

According to the Star Tribune, Likeness was a disabled Army veteran who served in in the Middle East, in addition to duties in Panama, Grenada and Somalia. 

Seehaver's next court appearance is scheduled for Monday. 

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