Teen accused of attempted homicide in Butte pleads to lesser charge

A Butte teenager charged with attempted deliberate homicide for stabbing another male teen several times outside the Butte Civic Center has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of aggravated assault.

Kimori Alejah Arnold Shaw was 17 when the stabbing took place during a fight on July 17, 2021, but District Judge Robert Whelan ruled in November he would be tried as an adult.

But in a plea deal, prosecutors reduced the attempted homicide charge to aggravated assault and Shaw pleaded guilty to it Thursday. Whelan ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for May 17.