POLICE – Suspect charged in stabbing death of Kamloops man

Charges have been laid against a suspect in the stabbing death of a 39-year-old man at a Kamloops home on Saturday (Aug. 1, 2020).

RCMP had received a 911 call at 10:34 a.m. Saturday to a residence on Clarke Street in the city’s West End, where they found Paul Samual Whitten suffering from stab wounds. He later died from his injuries.

Jason Michael Holm. (Image: RCMP)

Jason Michael Holm, also a resident of Kamloops, has been charged with one count of second degree murder under section 235(1) of the Criminal Code, police announced Sunday night.

“Although charges have been laid, this investigation is not over,” said Staff/ Sgt. Simon Pillay.

“We are asking for anyone who saw Mr. Holm in the downtown area of Kamloops on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 to please contact the RCMP. He may have been walking in the downtown core any time between 6:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.”

Holm is 6 ft. 3 inches tall and about 250 pounds. He is a white male with tattoos on his face, in the shape of teardrops of various sizes. He also has a neck tattoo of a red colour “Cobra” emblem.

Police said the incident is not connected to organized crime or the drug trade. RCMP investigators can be reached by calling 250-828-3000.

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