Victim in O’Houlies Pub fight dies; suspect now faces second-degree murder charge

The victim of a brutal assault behind O’Houlies Pub, 21919-66th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace, last October recently died as a result of his injuries, bringing a new charge of second-degree murder to the main suspect in the incident.

Bryan James Scott, 21 of Mountlake Terrace, pleaded not guilty to the murder charge in Snohomish County Superior Court last week. A trial date in the case has been set for Aug. 2.

The victim, Christopher Patterson, 32, of Edmonds, sustained significant head injuries in the attack; reports are that he never regained consciousness following the Oct. 3, 2012 incident.

Scott is alleged of kicking and stomping Patterson outside the backdoor of O’Houlies during a fight that involved at least two other men. Video evidence from pub security cameras showing the fight are expected to be used by prosecutors in the court case.

By Doug Petrowski

  1. This is some bull****! Why doesn’t it say that the man who dies was wielding a knife and stabbed bryan in the chest before he even layed a finger on him. This was no assault it was self defense clear as day.

  2. Last week I ‘stabbed’ myself while opening an envelope using an opener with a handle. Needed a Band-Aid for nearly three days.

    The newspaper account didn’t mention that the murderer was stabbed. It said he was ‘cut’:

    https://www.heraldnet.com/article/20121006/NEWS01/710069921/0/SEARCH

    This article also says that the murderer brought two buddies along, making it 3 against 2. How brave. Maybe that’s why a knife was pulled by the opposition.

    I doubt that repeatedly stomping on and kicking the head of an unconscious and defenseless individual

    https://www.heraldnet.com/article/20130116/NEWS01/701169933/0/SEARCH

    qualifies as ‘self-defense’.

    It might qualify as voluntary manslaughter, so you can always hope for that, Mr. Knowles.

    Fortunately for the prosecution, there’s video. We’ll all get a chance to see it, unless there’s a plea deal first.

    Oh. As far as ‘clear as day’ goes, it happened at night, somewhere around 1:40 a.m.

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