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Lake’s trial begins for attempted deliberate homicide

Posted at 9:23 PM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 23:23:31-04

The trial for Andrew Lake, who has been charged with attempted deliberate homicide, is underway in Helena.

Lake is accused of stabbing another man last year at Fifth Avenue near North Rodney.

A jury was seated on Monday afternoon and ongoing statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday morning before District Court Judge Mike McMahon.

Court documents state that Lake and the victim were arguing around 1:45 a.m. on March 16, 2017 when Lake allegedly stabbed the victim in the neck, chest, and back.

The victim said he didn’t know he was stabbed until he felt blood running down his neck.

Lake fled the scene and was later caught by police.

Investigators said Lake admitted he had a fixed blade knife on him during the incident, but said he didn’t know what happened to it.

The trial is expected to last through Thursday.

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