February 26, 2014 - 5:01 PM
'I STABBED HIM, I STABBED HIM IN THE BACK."
PENTICTON -- An RCMP witness showed jurors the knife allegedly used in a bar stabbing as an assault trial continues today in Penticton Supreme Court.
Const. Ryan Shedden was on patrol the night of New Years Eve 2012 when he received a call to meet a fellow officer at the suspect’s address. Blood on the railing outside the apartment building tipped the officers off that this was the building they were looking for.
While in the hallway, the officers heard shouts coming from inside the suspected unit. Someone was yelling, “I stabbed him, I stabbed him in the back,” said Shedden.
When he entered, Joshua Pio, 24, was sitting on the couch in his boxer shorts with blood on his hand. He had a cut on his left hand, which he said was a self-inflicted wound from his own knife. Pio was visibly upset, shaking and crying as he talked to his father and sister.
Shedden retrieved a bloody knife, jeans and hoody. He showed these items in court this morning, pointing out the two-year-old blood spots on the clothes, and the bit of dried blood on a flip knife.
Pio is charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon after allegedly stabbing Dwayne Gabriel, 26, in a fist fight. Witnesses yesterday gave different accounts as to what caused the fight, and who initiated the conversation that ultimately led to the altercation.
The trial continues.
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