Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Dying Kelowna man fingers Jason Michael Holm as killer - update

Jason Michael Holm admitted his guilt to cops a short time after his arrest and blamed voices in his head. Court heard Paul Samuel Whitten was stabbed 49 times.

Jason Michael Holm
As he lay dying, a bloodied Kamloops father pointed the finger at his neighbour, telling a cop “Jason did it.” Jason Michael Holm’s first-degree murder trial got underway in Kelowna. He is accused of killing Paul Samuel Whitten, who was stabbed to death on Aug. 2, 2020.

RCMP Const. Carolyn Braun broke down describing the bloody crime scene. She described large gashes on Whitten's chest, back and arms. “Blood was everywhere — all over him, all over the walkway,” she said. “He was asking for help. You could see in his face, he was begging for help." She approached the dying man and asked him his name. “He told me Paul,” she said. “I asked, ‘Paul, who did this?’ He said, ‘Jason did it.’”