- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A 25-year-old Bozeman man charged with killing one man and injuring another during a shooting outside a house party has entered a not guilty plea to reduced charges.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1GjL8V2 ) that Cody Christopher Little pleaded not guilty Tuesday to deliberate homicide, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. He was initially charged with two counts of attempted deliberate homicide, but the charges were reduced.

Prosecutors say Little fatally shot 24-year-old Larry “LJ” Clayton in the abdomen on Sept. 20, 2013. They say Little fired a shot that hit James Armstrong in the leg and later pointed a shotgun at Rielley Ray’s face and pulled the trigger, but the gun didn’t fire.

His defense team plans to argue that Little’s actions were due to post-traumatic stress disorder.

Little’s trial is scheduled to begin June 17.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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