- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) - A 17-year-old Havre boy has denied charges that he repeatedly stabbed three Montana State University-Northern students during an apartment break-in.

The boy appeared via video before District Judge Dan Boucher on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to three counts of attempted deliberate homicide. The May 2 stabbings injured two 19-year-olds - Sam Mix and Taylor Woolman - and 20-year-old Alicia Schneid.

Mix, an MSU-Northern football player from Sammamish, Washington, was stabbed more than three dozen times while Woolman, a Skylights volleyball player from Belgrade, was stabbed more than 20 times. One knife wound pierced her brain. Schneid was stabbed seven times and was able to escape and call for help.

Mix underwent treatment at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle while Woolman was hospitalized in Billings. Schneid was treated at a Havre hospital and released.

The boy, who The Associated Press is not identifying because he is a juvenile, also pleaded not guilty Wednesday to an aggravated burglary charge.

Police have not been able to determine a motive.

A June 29 hearing is scheduled to determine whether the case should be transferred to juvenile court.

The boy is being held at the Cascade County Juvenile Detention Center in Great Falls with his bail set at $250,000. He faces a rape trial in juvenile court in July.

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