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Helena man charged with attempted homicide after woman stabbed numerous times

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HELENA, Montana — A 33-year-old Helena man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted deliberate homicide after a woman was stabbed several times, causing a collapsed lung and neck injuries that impeded the delivery of blood to her brain.

The Independent Record reports (http://bit.ly/1HuqAIV ) Jim Randolph Oliver was arrested Sunday morning after officers responded to a reported domestic dispute.

Witnesses told officers that Oliver stabbed the woman and was strangling her as she lay in a pool of blood. Court records say a witness hit Oliver in the head with a broken pool cue to stop the attack.

The woman was taken to the hospital in Helena and eventually flown to Seattle for surgery to treat neck wounds. She suffered three stab wounds to her back that collapsed a lung.

Oliver was taken to the hospital for treatment of a head injury.


Information from: Independent Record, http://www.helenair.com

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