Man accused of stabbing neighbour to death now fit to stand trial

Accused killer fit for court

Court proceedings for a Kamloops man accused of stabbing his neighbour to death during an altercation in 2020 appear to be back on track.

Jason Michael Holm, 38, is charged with one count of first-degree murder. The 38-year-old was arrested on Aug. 2, 2020, after Paul Samuel Whitten, 39, was stabbed on Clarke Street in the West End.

Whitten died in hospital a short time later.

Holm was found unfit to stand trial last fall.

Since then, psychiatrists have deemed him fit for court. New preliminary inquiry dates have been set in Kamloops provincial court.

Preliminary inquiries are hearings at which a judge listens to the Crown’s case and determines whether there is enough evidence to proceed to trial in B.C. Supreme Court.

Holm’s four-day preliminary inquiry is slated to get underway on March 2.

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