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Attempted Homicide Trial in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (Video)

The Incident

Twenty-year-old Grant Fuhrman was charged with first-degree attempted homicide in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The charges stem from an incident that occurred over three years earlier when Fuhrman, then a 16-year-old student at Oshkosh West High School, attacked resource officer Michael Wissink. Fuhrman stabbed Wissink in the head with a metal barbecue fork. During the struggle, Wissink fired three shots from his 9-millimeter gun, injuring himself and Fuhrman.

Immediate Aftermath

Officer Wissink, a retired police officer, sustained gunshot wounds and several cuts. He required surgery and has since continued to recover. Fuhrman, who was also shot, made a full recovery from his injuries.

Legal Proceedings

Fuhrman was charged as an adult and faced up to 60 years in prison if found guilty. He pleaded not guilty, with his defense arguing that he was attempting suicide by cop due to depression from a recent breakup. Fuhrman did not testify during the two-week trial. The jury deliberated for four hours before delivering a guilty verdict.

Mother’s Reaction

The guilty verdict was overwhelming for Fuhrman’s mother, Tina Kintoph. She initially left the courtroom and later returned, shouting and lunging at a prosecutor before being restrained. Prosecutors filed a motion to prevent her from attending the sentencing, citing threats. However, Judge Daniel Bissett allowed her to attend under the condition that she sit in the back row.


At the sentencing three months later, Fuhrman apologized to the students and staff affected by his actions. Judge Bissett, acknowledging Fuhrman’s remorse, sentenced him to 17 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision. Fuhrman will not be eligible for parole and will be 37 years old upon release.


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