A man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death in Nampa has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in court.
Brandon James Shaw, 23, was charged on November 18th, 2015 with first degree murder, use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony, assault with intent to commit a serious felony and burglary but pleaded not guilty to all counts on December 11th, according to the Idaho Repository.
Shaw is accused of stabbing his girlfriend, identified as 23-year-old Chelsey Rae Malone, on November 18th.
Malone died after arriving at a local hospital and Shaw was arrested near Emmett, Idaho about an hour after the incident.
Court documents clarified that Shaw and Malone lived together at the time but had not been getting along.
Shaw explained that he was in the process of moving out of the residence and arrived at the home around 1:00 pm on November 18th to gather personal items and kill Malone.
However, Malone was not home at the time and Shaw left the residence to return back to Emmett where his mother lived.
Shaw told detectives that he began feeling, “zoned out” and wanted to kill Malone.
Shaw drove back to Nampa and found her at the residence by using a credit card to unlock the door.
Malone was calling 911 when Shaw entered the home with a rifle and tried shooting her. The gun jammed, and Malone fled the home. Shaw said he grabbed two knives off the kitchen counter, chased her down and stabbed her multiple times.
Shaw drove home to his mother’s house in Emmett and told her what had happened. Shaw’s mother called police and Gem County Sheriff’s Deputies placed Shaw into custody where he was extradited back to Canyon County.
Malone is survived by her three children and the family has set up a GoFundMe account here.
A trial is scheduled for April 19th.