Man prosecutors say stabbed woman in wheelchair 116 times committed for life
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Kehinde Afolayan, Deborah Lynch

By Katie DeLong, WITI

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A South Milwaukee man charged in the brutal stabbing of a woman found covered in blood in a wheelchair was committed to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for life on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Kehinde Afolayan, 31, was in court Wednesday for a hearing, where two reports from doctors from May and June were discussed. Afolayan was then found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, and it was determined institutional care was necessary. He was committed to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for life starting Wednesday, with credit for 280 days. A July jury trial was vacated.

A charge of first degree intentional homicide was filed against Afolayan on Jan. 15.

The fatal stabbing happened on Friday, Jan. 11 in South Milwaukee.

According to a criminal complaint, police responded to a lower unit at a four-unit apartment building, where they found the 62-year-old female victim lying motionless in her wheelchair — covered in blood. She “appeared to be partially disemboweled.”

Meanwhile, the complaint said Afolayan came downstairs “holding a blood-covered white undershirt.” He was arrested.

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