Boulder DA rules stabbing self-defense

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Boulder DA rules stabbing self-defense and wont file charges from a fatal stabbing that happened in August.  The case was ruled a case of self-defense.

Prosecutors ultimately determined Christopher Eyer, 30 was the “initial aggressor” in the incident that ultimately led to his death and that the circumstances constituted self-defense.

Eyer had been involved in a series of confrontations after he was asked to leave an event at the St. Julien Hotel in downtown due to his level of intoxication on Aug. 20.

Multiple victims and witnesses described Eyer’s as the man who attacked them without provocation, inclding threatening to kill them. He attacked one hotel guest in the doorway of the guest’s hotel room and attempted to enter the room then he punched another man outside the hotel, spit in a woman’s face, choked another woman, and attempted to choke and punch another man that had just parked his car.  He then got into a verbal exchange with two other men he did not know, and then began to chase the men to their apartment.

Eyer repeatedly threatened to kill them. The two men tried to run and retreat to their home as Eyer struck one man in the back of the head and then chased them several hundred feet back to the door of their apartment.

Eyer jumped on one man and repeatedly struck him in the head while the other tried to intervene by tackling and choking Eyer, but could not stop the attack causing a nasal fracture, concussion, knee and leg injuries.

One of the victims was able to get to his apartment where he grabbed a folding knife from the kitchen and stabbed Eyer multiple times. Still, Eyer continued to assault the man until he was eventually able to get up and ran to the second floor of the apartment complex. Eyer began to chase him up the stairs and then collapsed from his injuries.  Eyer died from his injuries, which included 13 stab wounds.  No firearms were used.

In a release, prosecutors said the two men Eyer attacked were acting in self-defense.

 

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