Teen Pleads Guilty to Stabbing MSU-Northern Students

Justice Brown, of Havre, admits to attempted murder in stabbing of three college students during burglary

By Tristan Scott

HAVRE — A 17-year-old Havre boy has pleaded guilty to attempted deliberate homicide in the stabbings of three Montana State University-Northern students.

The Havre Daily News reports Justice Brown spoke quietly and never looked up as he was questioned Monday afternoon by District Judge Daniel Boucher.

Authorities say Brown repeatedly stabbed the students during a break-in at an off-campus apartment in May.

Nineteen-year-old Sam Mix was stabbed more than three dozen times. Nineteen-year-old Taylor Woolman was stabbed more than 20 times. Twenty-year-old Alicia Sneed was stabbed seven times before she escaped and called for help.

Brown’s guilty plea comes after reaching an agreement with prosecutors. They are recommending he serve a 100-year prison term for each attempted homicide charge and 40 years for burglary.

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