Man bound for prison after knife attack on Hudson man
Robert D. Close, 24, will spend the next decade behind bars because of an incident last May when he stabbed a Hudson man 11 times on the pedestrian bridge behind Veterans Park in River Falls.
Close is from River Falls but lives in Woodville. He was sentenced Feb. 24 in Pierce County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to aggravated battery. An attempted homicide charge was dropped as part of an earlier plea deal.