Edited by Victoria Watcher, 14 August 2019 - 09:23 AM.
[Murder] Martin Payne | Metchosin | July 2019
Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:23 AM
Posted 17 August 2019 - 11:37 AM
Marty worked a number of years at the plywood mill in Victoria before switching to courier work, eventually landing his long-term employment with BC Mail Plus which he enjoyed, appreciating the many friendly personalities he met on the job. After meeting his long-time sweetie, Catherine, as a young man he had the perfect adventure companion, going on trips together and raising two very loved daughters. Marty loved photography, making videos, and getting outdoors for sports, travel and exploration. Marty had a great love and respect for his family- his care and devotion to us was unconditional, and his happy light-hearted nature brought unity and joy into our times together. Marty was a truly good person, his thoughtfulness and ability to bring positivity and humour into the lives of all he encountered was a gift for which he will be remembered.
- Nparker and martini like this
"[Randall's] aesthetic poll was more accurate than his political acumen"
-Tom Hawthorne, Toronto Globe and Mail
Posted 18 August 2019 - 10:50 AM
I had been to her most recent book launch. It came as a shock to realize the connection. Such a senseless loss.
Posted 27 August 2019 - 02:27 PM
Langford Mayor Stew Young says the public is right to demand answers about any links between a recent escape from William Head minimum-security prison in Metchosin and a homicide in the community.
“I’ve got residents very concerned right now,” said Young. “My goal now is to have the [victim’s] family be told the truth of what happened so they can get some kind of closure on this, to ensure the community is safe, and that we never, ever bring these types of [high-risk] prisoners to that prison again.”
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 27 August 2019 - 02:27 PM.
Posted 27 August 2019 - 05:13 PM
Sorry didn't see this until now.
I didn't realize the relationship between Catherine Stewart and Martin Payne.
Posted 01 October 2019 - 04:04 AM
The judge sentencing one of two inmates who escaped from a Metchosin prison over the summer said he was “bewildered” as to what the man – who has a number of other escapes on his record – was doing in a minimum security environment.
Zachary Armitage, 30, appeared by video in the Western Communities Court on Monday, wearing a blue jumpsuit and sitting in a small room at Mountain Institution, a medium security prison in the Fraser Valley. He plead guilty to escape from lawful custody. He is currently serving a sentence of 13 years and 10 months for robbery, aggravated assault and other offences.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 01 October 2019 - 04:05 AM.
Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:23 AM
Has there still been no "official" link made between these escapees and the murder? Has Westshore RCMP admitted these two are suspects?
Posted 18 November 2019 - 04:31 PM
maybe the judge should have just asked him informally if he knew anything about the dead guy.
Crown has not asserted any crimes were committed while the pair were out of custody, but it was noted that Armitage was found with drug paraphernalia at the time of his arrest.
Armitage’s defence attorney, Roberto Alberto, said his client was up for parole in September and felt the pressure of his potential release.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 18 November 2019 - 04:32 PM.
Posted 18 November 2019 - 06:32 PM
Armitage and James Lee Busch, 42, escaped from the minimum-security prison in Metchosin on the night of July 7. They were discovered missing during an 11 p.m. head count. The two were recaptured in Esquimalt on July 9 by an off-duty RCMP officer.
The same week the men escaped, Martin Payne, 60, was found dead in his home on July 12, three days after his vehicle was found in Oak Bay. Payne’s home is about eight kilometres from William Head prison. No charges have been laid in his death.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 18 November 2019 - 06:33 PM.
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