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Parkville ‘murder’: Courtney’s accused killer identified

Macquarie National News

A homeless man with a history of mental illness has faced court over the alleged murder of Courtney Herron.

Henry Hammond, 27, was charged with murdering the 25-year-old woman and fronted the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday morning.

Hammond didn’t say a word and appeared disheveled in court, where his legal representative said Hammond had a possible delusional disorder, autism and a historian diagnosis of ADHD.

They’d been at the same social gathering hours earlier.

It is understood friends who had been at the gathering with them came forward and led detectives to the man now charged with her murder.

Hammond will undergo a medical assessment and has been remanded in custody until September 16.

Ms Herron was found dead in parkland off Elliott Avenue about 9.15am on Saturday.

Macquarie National News
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