Boulder man headed to trial in University Hill stabbing case

A man accused of — including in the neck — after an argument on University Hill last summer is set for trial this August.

Christopher Shane Boyce, 28, pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault with a deadly weapon in Boulder District Court on Friday and is set for a four-day trial starting Aug. 19.

Boyce, who remains in custody on $100,000 bond, is also set for a status conference on May 3 and a motions hearing on May 30, according to court records.

According to an affidavit, the named victim, Anthony Amor, and his girlfriend, Aisha Summer, were walking just after midnight on July 17, 2018, on 13th Street just south of Pennsylvania Avenue when Boyce began to make sexual comments toward Summer.

Summer told police Amor verbally confronted Boyce and then “went at him (Boyce).” She said the two men began to fight, and Amor stumbled away from Boyce bleeding from the neck and his side.

Amor was transported to a hospital, where doctors said he had been stabbed eight times, twice in the neck, three times in his chest and three times on his left side.

Boyce left the area but was followed by employees from a nearby business who witnessed the fight, and police were able to track him down near Broadway and Grandview Avenue.

According to the affidavit, Boyce told police that he had seen Amor and Summer “around” and said he had “interacted” with Summer earlier that night. He said when he saw her a few minutes later, she punched him in the face.

Boyce claimed that Amor then also challenged him to a fight and began to punch him. Boyce said he took out a pocket knife and that he stabbed Amor in self-defense.

Police found a folding knife with blood on it in Boyce‘s possession, and also noted he had blood on his hands and a small cut on his right hand.