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Blind River teen charged with murdering his father

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Mar 18, 2014 - 2:38 PM |
The Ontario Provincial Police has identified the victim in the March 15 first-degree murder investigation in Blind River as 69-year-old John Hammond. He is the father of Ian Hammond, 18, who has been charged in the investigation. File photo.

The Ontario Provincial Police has identified the victim in the March 15 first-degree murder investigation in Blind River as 69-year-old John Hammond. He is the father of Ian Hammond, 18, who has been charged in the investigation. File photo.

The Ontario Provincial Police has identified the victim in the March 15 first-degree murder investigation in Blind River as 69-year-old John Hammond.

He is the father of Ian Hammond, 18, who has been charged in the investigation.


Officers responded to a disturbance on a residential street in Blind River at 6:30 p.m. An initial investigation revealed that two men had been involved in an altercation. One of the men, John Hammond, was transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Ian Hammond was arrested at the scene.

No further information will be released, said the OPP.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any information pertaining to this 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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