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Blind River OPP investigating murder

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Mar 16, 2014 - 5:13 PM |
An 18-year-old man is facing murder charges following an incident Saturday in Blind River, the Ontario Provincial Police said Saturday. File photo.

An 18-year-old man is facing murder charges following an incident Saturday in Blind River, the Ontario Provincial Police said Saturday. File photo.

Dispute between two men Saturday turns deadly

BLIND RIVER, Ont. – One man is facing murder charges after Blind River OPP were called to a disturbance Saturday at 6:30 pm.

Officers responded to calls about a incident taking place on a residential street in community. Police investigated and found that two men had been involved in an altercation. One of the males was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
 


The second male was subsequently arrested at the scene. The identity of the deceased is not being released pending completion of a post-mortem examination.

Ian Hammond, 18, of Blind River, has been charged with first degree murder. Hammond has been remanded into custody and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sault Ste Marie on Thursday.

Members of the North East Region OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of Det.-Insp. Jim Smyth of the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), are continuing their investigation.

Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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