Pizza de­liv­ery man stabbed on Hunter St.

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The city man charged in con­nec­tion with last week’s fa­tal stab­bing of a 43-year-old Ste­wart St. man will return to court Thurs­day af­ter his lawyer was un­able to at­tend his Wed­nes­day morn­ing ap­pear­ance in Peter­bor­ough On­tario Court of Jus­tice.

Bryan Town­son, 34, charged with first-de­gree mur­der in the death of Paul Atchi­son, was the first ac­cused to ap­pear Wed­nes­day dur­ing video ap­pear­ances from Lind­say’s Cen­tral East Cor­rec­tional Cen­tre heard be­fore Jus­tice of the Peace Ja­son Mari­a­sine

Sport­ing short hair, he wore an orange pris­oner’s jump­suit, hand­cuffs and had a large white ban­dage on his left hand as he stood in a su­per­jail video re­mand room.

His lawyer, Dave Mc­Fad­den of city firm Mol­daver and Mc­Fad­den, had been in the court­room just a few min­utes be­fore he ap­peared, but was sum­moned to a neigh­bour­ing court­room where one of his other clients, who re­mains in cus­tody, was ap­pear­ing in per­son.

In light of that, the case was ad­journed un­til Thurs­day, again via video. Those ap­pear­ances be­gin at 10:30 a.m. in Court­room 2. Town­son made his first court ap­pear­ance, also via video from Lind­say, on Feb. 7.

Dis­clo­sure, the po­lice and Crown’s ev­i­dence against an ac­cused, was pro­vided to Mc­Fad­den ear­lier in the morn­ing, court heard.

A fu­neral will be held Fri­day for Atchi­son, who was found on the side­walk on Dal­housie St. near his home at 200 Ste­wart St. Unit 3 and rushed by paramedics to Peter­bor­ough Re­gional Health Cen­tre where he was pro­nounced dead.

A me­mo­rial has been set up out­side the home of the fa­ther of three and grand­fa­ther of one.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be at Ash­burn­ham Fu­neral Home on Ar­mour Road on Fri­day from 12:30 p.m. un­til the time of the ser­vice at 2 p.m. His fam­ily is ask­ing that me­mo­rial do­na­tions be made to Warm­ing Room Com­mu­nity Min­istries, Peter­bor­ough Food Bank, Sal­va­tion Army Peter­bor­ough or to Brock Mis­sion. City po­lice made an ar­rest early Wed­nes­day morn­ing af­ter an al­leged knife­point rob­bery in East City. Po­lice say a pizza de­liv­ery driver was bring­ing a pizza to an apart­ment on Hunter St. E. at about 12:20 a.m. when a man threat­ened him with a knife and de­manded cash. The driver was cut when he tried to flee. The man took the pizza and left as the driver called po­lice. He was taken to hos­pi­tal for treat­ment. Po­lice later found a sus­pect in­side the build­ing. Cody Craig Pat­ter­son, 26, of Hunter St. E., was charged with rob­bery with a weapon and fail­ing to com­ply with a pro­ba­tion or­der. He was held in cus­tody and was to ap­pear in court Wed­nes­day.

Town­son

Atchi­son

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