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Helena man pleads guilty to January 2018 Bozeman attempted homicide

Posted at 4:16 PM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 19:26:38-05

BOZEMAN – A man who was suspected in the 2018 Bozeman stabbing that left another severely injured has pleaded guilty and has entered a plea agreement with the state.

Jonathan Meyer was arrested on January 30, 2018, in connection with a stabbing in Bozeman that happened on January 19th.

According to court documents, police responded to a stabbing on the 19th at about 10:30 p.m. When they arrived at the scene they found a man who had suffered multiple stabbings to his chest around the heart area.

As police began to investigate, they found searches on Meyer’s phone of the bus schedule of the victim used, information on how to clean blood stains from a knife, and a cheater/spy/tracker apps.

Court records also say the victim’s girlfriend told police Meyer admitted to her she had stabbed the man multiple times.

On November 20 Meyer pleaded guilty and entered into a plea agreement with the state. The official sentencing will be on February 25, 2019. He faces a total of 50 years at the Montana State Prison with 25 years suspended.

Reporting by Mederios Babb for MTN News