Attempted murder trial in stabbing case begins today |

Attempted murder trial in stabbing case begins today

— The trial of a Steamboat Springs man accused of attempted murder is scheduled to start today. It is expected to take four days.

According to police, Edward T. Moore, 48, called 911 early in the morning on Sept. 26 saying he had stabbed Brian Lithgow at a home in Copper Mountain Estates.

Moore, also known as “Chief,” is pleading not guilty to second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, using a deadly weapon in a violent crime and possession of a controlled substance.

Moore said he stabbed Lithgow in the back as a way of defending himself and the homeowner, Toni Bufkin. Detective Bob DelValle stated in court documents that Lithgow’s wounds were not consistent with self-defense, and witnesses interviewed by police said Moore confronted Lithgow.

Lithgow, 38, spent more than a week at Routt Memorial Hospital after being stabbed twice in the back, through a kidney, and once in the hand.

Moore is being held in the Routt County Jail on $50,000 bond.

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