Woman Pleads Guilty in Montana State Student Stabbing
A Bozeman woman accused of stabbing a student in an apartment on the Montana State University campus has pleaded guilty to a lesser offense.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that 28-year-old Talena Shoulderblade on Thursday pleaded guilty to misdemeanor obstructing justice for cleaning up her boyfriend's blood.
Gallatin County Deputy Attorney Erin Murphy amended the charges against Shoulderblade because the victim did not cooperate. As part of the plea agreement, Murphy dismissed a felony charge of assault with a weapon by accountability.
Shoulderblade was arrested Oct. 13 after her boyfriend walked into the student union bleeding from the neck. Shoulderblade was found at the injured man's apartment and had been cleaning up blood.