Pueblo wheelchair-bound man wants stabbing charge dropped

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PUEBLO, Colo. — A Pueblo man with very limited use of his legs is claiming he was defending himself and his home when he stabbed his ex-wife, and is hoping to get his case dismissed in court.

Brenden Mikus, 45,has been charged with attempted murder for stabbing his ex-wife, Carla Mikus, multiple times in June 2011. He continued to fight those charges Wednesday, saying he acted in self defense.

Brenden is confined to a wheelchair when traveling long distances and can use a walker for short distances. He said he was using the walker when he answered the door in June of 2011. He said his ex-wife then flung open the door and began beating him.

At that point, he has stated, he found a knife in the pocket of his walker and began stabbing Carla.

Carla, who suffered from multiple stab wounds and cuts to her neck, testified Wednesday that Brenden slammed the door on her foot, punched her and then dragged her into the house.

A written decision will be issued on Aug. 23 by District Judge Thomas Flesher when Carla’s testimony has concluded.