Justice Brown (MTN News file photo)

(MTN News-GREAT FALLS)  Justice Brown was sentenced to 100 years in prison for stabbing three Montana State University-Northern students in May, according to the Havre Daily News.

Brown, 18 years old, pleaded guilty in November to three counts of attempted deliberate homicide and one count of aggravated burglary.

According to a plea agreement with Hill County Attorney Gina Dahl, the state recommended 100 years in the Montana State Prison for each count of attempted homicide, and 40 years for aggravated burglary.

All sentences will be served concurrently under the deal, meaning they would all be served during a single 100-year term.

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In May, Brown broke into an apartment on 11th Street in Havre where he attacked the three occupants, all students at MSU-Northern.

The three students — Taylor Woolman, Alicia Schneid, and Sam Mix — were all stabbed multiple times.

All of the students survived; Schneid and Mix were released from hospitals shortly after the attack.

Just days after the brutal attack, Woolman told MTN News, “I fight to win,” and she is doing just that.

Woolman’s recovery continues; click here for details.



(May 13, 2015) Justice Brown, the 17-year old boy who allegedly stabbed three MSU-Northern students multiple times on May 2nd, was formally charged on Wednesday with three counts of attempted deliberate homicide and one count of aggravated burglary. 

Brown pleaded not guilty to the charges. Brown’s public defender has requested a psychiatric evaluation for his client prior to the next court hearing, which is scheduled for June 29th.

The victims are Alicia Schneid, 20 years old; Sam Mix, 19; and Taylor Woolman, 19. Schneid and Mix have since been released from the hospital.

Woolman was transferred to a hospital in Billings after sustaining 26 stab wounds, and is scheduled to be transferred to a hospital in Denver to continue her recovery and recuperation (details). 

According to Gabe Matosich of the Havre Police Department, officers were called around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 2nd, to an apartment at 1018 11th Street West for a woman who had been stabbed.

When officers arrived they found two victims unconscious with multiple stab wounds. The third victim had gone to a neighbors to call for help. 

Shortly after responding to the stabbing police were called to an unrelated disturbance a few blocks away. 

When they arrived they found Brown covered in blood; he matched the description given by a victim.  

Brown had a felony warrant and was taken into custody; during initial questioning about the stabbings, according to charging documents, Brown told officers that he was trying to break up an altercation. 

He later said that he would “never hurt anyone like that,” and claimed that he had blacked out at about 2:30 a.m., and that the next thing he remembered was police officers waking him up. 

Brown was then transferred to the Cascade County Juvenile Detention Center in Great Falls where he is still being held. 

At this time, there is no known motive and police say it appears to be a random incident.

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