- Today we learned 23-year-old Marcus Alsteens told police he couldn't remember what he and his uncle argued about Monday night. He said he may have even blacked out. But he told police he does know he shot his uncle- who now lays in St. Joseph's hospital- and hasn't woken up since.Alsteens says lately he and his uncle had been arguing about chores. He says he may even have blacked out, but he does remember getting his hunting rifle, and standing over his uncle as he watched TV."The defendant did give a statement to Rhinelander police investigators in which he admitted to shooting the victim," says Oneida County District Attorney Mike Schiek.The next thing Alsteens says he remembers, he was in Eagle River."The defendant did get into his vehicle and left the area. He was found up in Eagle River at the intersection of Highway 17 and Highway 70, about 30 miles from Rhinelander. The inference from that is that he was fleeing the scene," says Schiek.That's why Schiek asked the judge to set significant bond. Judge Patrick O'Melia said that, and the gravity of the charges warranted $50,000 cash bond.Justin Alsteens is still in critical condition at St. Joseph's Hospital. Marcus Alsteens will be back in court next week.
Written By: Lyndsey Stemm