Man Arrested Over Murder of a Woman in Parkville Appears in Court


25-year-old Courtney Herron was found dead in Royal Park on Saturday morning after what police describe to have been a “horrendous bashing.” Ms Herron was homeless at the time.

A 27-year-old
man, Henry Hammond, was arrested on Sunday in connection with the death. Hammond
was also homeless. He Appeared in court earlier today, saying nothing as he sat
behind glass.

Hammond’s lawyer
Bernie Bulmer told the court that the accused had been diagnosed with ADHD and
a possible diagnosis of delusion disorder and autism spectrum disorder. He described
the incident as being “tragic and complex.”

Police have
mentioned that there is no evidence to suggest the attack to have been sexually
motivated and believe that the attack was not random. Police are still trying
to find evidence that link the two together.

Mr Hammond will
be remanded in custody with his next court date set for September 16th.

There will
be a vigil held for Ms Herron at Royal Park on Friday at 5:30pm.

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