Homicide: a stabbing in Columbia County

BLOOMSBURG — State police are investigating a deadly stabbing in Bloomsburg on Saturday night. State police say they were called to a home in the 39-houndred block of Old Berwick Road in South Centre Township for a report of a stabbing around 10:45 p.m.


When troopers arrived, they found the victim 24-year-old Brandon Burns had been stabbed. He was taken to Bloomsburg Hospital, but was pronounced dead at the hospital. The man accused of stabbing Burns is 26-year-old Brett Woodside of South Centre Township.


Woodside is charged with an open count of homicide, aggravated assault and tampering with evidence. He was arraigned and sent to the Columbia County Prison last night. There is no word yet on what prompted the stabbing. (Ali Stevens)




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