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Missoula stabbing suspect makes initial court appearance

Posted at 7:56 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 09:57:55-04

MISSOULA — A man who was allegedly involved in a weekend stabbing made his first appearance in Missoula Justice Court on Monday.

Keenan Doney is accused of a Saturday incident in Missoula that sent a 20-year-old victim to the hospital.

Charging documents state that the victim told police that on April 25 Doney gave him a cigarette which prompted the victim to invite Doney into his room at the Bel Air Motel.

The 20-year-old told police that once inside the room Doney became “rowdy” and a fight ensued leaving him with seven stab wounds.

The victim was left with multiple stab wounds following the altercation that required him to be taken to a local hospital, according to court documents.

Court documents also show that during the interview with police the victim told law enforcement Doney told him “I don’t want to kill you bro.”

Doney denied the altercation in an interview with law enforcement.

However, surveillance footage shows Cooley entering the hotel room with the victim and running out of the room roughly 30 minutes later.

Doney is on probation in Yellowstone County and is being charged with attempted homicide and tampering with or destroying evidence both felonies.