Ezra McCandless testifies in her trial where she is accused of stabbing a man to death

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Ezra McCandless was back on the stand Tuesday for day 12 in the murder trial where she accused of stabbing a man to death in Dunn County.


After two weeks of witnesses and evidence, Ezra McCandless took the stand and gave testimony during her murder trial.

McCandless is charged in the stabbing death of 24-year-old Alex Woodworth of Eau Claire.

During her testimony, she was asked about her past relationships with Woodworth and Jason Mengel.

Mengel and McCandless began their relationship after meeting at Racy’s Coffee Shop, despite a 15-year age gap.

While in this relationship, McCandless became pregnant, and she terminated the pregnancy.

Shortly after this, she began a friendship with Woodworth, which turned sexual.

The defense asked about journal discussions and McCandless and Woodworth’s relationship.

“This love do as you will essentially is, I will do what I want, I will love who I want and I will do what I need to do in love and that he will take what he wants.”

The trial continues through this week.


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DAY 9 : The Ezra McCandless homicide trial continued in Dunn County Thursday.

Testimony continued from her ex-boyfriend Jason Mengel.

He told attorneys the relationship ended while he was away at military training, saying he “was a little distraught.”

Another witness called to the stand was Matthew Schreiber who was Alex Woodworth’s roommate at the time of Woodworth’s death in 2018.

Schreiber testified he shared a wall with Woodworth in their home, and he never heard anything from Alex’s room which caused him any concern.

The trial continues Friday.


DAY 8: The trial for Ezra McCandless, this woman accused of stabbing a man to death in Dunn County in 2018 continues.

An ex-boyfriend of Ezra McCandless took the stand Wednesday during day eight of the homicide trial in Dunn County.

Jason Mengel took the stand and described some of the details of his relationship with McCandless, including, mentioning Ezra became pregnant in 2017 and went through with an abortion shortly thereafter.

Also on Wednesday, parts of a journal written by McCandless were entered into evidence in which she describes her emotional struggles.

The last time it was edited was March 21, 2018, the day before Woodworth was stabbed to death.

The trial is expected to last through Nov. 1.


More on this story:
Days 1- 7– 10/14- 10/23
Opening statements – 10/15

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