Stabbing suspect charged with intent to murder; heroic victim in ICU.

June 23, 2021

Corsetti

Stabbing suspect charged with intent to murder; heroic victim in ICU.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

Editor’s note: A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

HART — The 44-year-old Detroit man accused of stabbing a man and assaulting another man and woman at the Lucky Lake Campground in Grant Township last weekend has been formally charged in Oceana County’s 78th District Court on felony charges, according to Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

Mario Louis Corsetti, of 4134 Courville St., is charged with one felony count of assault with intent to murder, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, and two felony counts of assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder, each of which are punishable by up to 10 years. He is lodged in the Oceana County Jail on a $1 million cash bond. 

The stabbing victim Patrick Peereenboom, 30, of Pontiac, Michigan is in an intensive care unit for a stab wound near his heart where the knife hit a major artery and a stab wound to one of his lungs, according to his brother Josh McKenna. Peereenboom is being called a hero, because he was trying to deescalate the dangerous situation.

Stabbing victim Patrick Peereenboom.

“The other people that were onsite during this event are calling him a hero,” said his friend Amber Ruple. “He literally stepped in to deescalate the situation and was stabbed. He likely saved many people’s lives. Pat is an amazing person, and his heroic acts do not surprise me one bit.”

“He was camping and enjoying a night after disk golf while minding his own business when he saw someone with a knife and threatening several other people,” said his brother. “He came to the aid of the unknown people where he tried talking the perp down and failed to defuse the situation.”

“His act wasn’t out of wanting to be a hero — he just didn’t want to see anyone hurt. He was stabbed twice — one just by his heart where it hit a major artery and also sliced one of his lung’s main intakes for oxygen — the other wasn’t as serious — the combination of these two stabbings put him into intensive care and several hours of surgery where they had to perform open heart surgery and replace part of that lung’s air intakes with an artificial tube.”

His brother set up a Go Fund Me page to help Peereenboom pay medical and other expenses while he recovers from his injuries.

Corsetti was arrested by Michigan State Police troopers following the stabbing at the campground early Sunday morning, June 20, said Sgt. Dan Thomas. A 33-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man were identified as victims but were not stabbed or hospitalized, said Sgt. Thomas.

Police were called to the scene located in the 3200 block of Winston Road at 1:30 a.m. There was a “gathering of people” at the campground, said Sgt. Thomas.

Corsetti is scheduled for a probable cause conference in 78th District Court, July 12, and a preliminary exam July 19.

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