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AustraliaMan accused of killing Courtney Herron identified as Henry Hammond

05:10  27 may  2019
05:10  27 may  2019 Source:   theage.com.au

Melbourne park murder accused faces court

Melbourne park murder accused faces court Henry Richard Hammond, 27, has faced court charged with murdering homeless Courtney Herron, 25, in a Melbourne park.

Police say she was killed in a "horrendous bashing" and that she was a "vulnerable" member of the The woman whose body was found at Royal Park in Melbourne's inner north has been identified as A message on a bouquet of flowers laid at the site where Courtney Herron 's body was found in Royal

Courtney Herron , 25, died of a 'horrific bashing' before her body was found in Royal Park in Melbourne's Parkville.

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The man accused of killing Courtney Herron, 25, and leaving her body behind logs in a Melbourne park has faced court charged with one count of murder.

Homeless man Henry Hammond, 27, had a black eye when he faced Melbourne Magistrates Court shortly after 10am on Monday.

Ms Herron, who was also homeless, was found dead by dog walkers in Royal Park, Parkville, about 9.15am on Saturday.

In a charge sheet, police allege Mr Hammond killed Ms Herron some time that morning in Parkville.

Courtney 'left gathering with accused killer hours before death'

Courtney 'left gathering with accused killer hours before death' Melbourne woman Courtney Herron left a gathering with her accused killer just hours before her death, according to reports. Ms Herron's battered body was found by dog walkers in Parkville's Royal Park on Saturday. Homeless man Henry Richard Hammond, 27, faced court yesterday charged with the 25-year-old's murder. His lawyer cited mental health issues as the case was adjourned to September 16. Police believe Mr Hammond and Ms Herron together left a gathering in the city just hours before her death, The Age reports. © Supplied Courtney Herron was found dead in Parkville on Saturday.

Courtney Herron , whose body was found in Royal Park on Saturday morning. Devastated Melburnians left flowers at the scene on Sunday morning as police scrambled to identify the victim and her killer , more than 24 hours after dog walkers made their "horrendous" discovery.

James Henry Hammond (November 15, 1807 – November 13, 1864) was an attorney, politician and planter from South Carolina. He served as a United States Representative from 1835 to 1836, the 60th Governor of South Carolina from 1842 to 1844, and United States Senator from 1857 to 1860.

Mr Hammond looked around at people in the court as he sat behind glass in the dock on Monday, and smiled several times. He did not say anything in the courtroom.

Man accused of killing Courtney Herron identified as Henry Hammond© Facebook Henry Hammond. He appeared to have an abrasion near his left eye, and the skin around his eye was blackened.

His lawyer, Bernie Balmer, told the court Mr Hammond had been previously diagnosed with ADHD and there were possible diagnoses of delusional disorder and autism spectrum disorder. He was on medication for those conditions, Mr Balmer said.

Prosecutors initially applied to have 15 weeks to pass on the brief of evidence to Mr Hammond's lawyers, because police were awaiting the results of a pathology report and a review of CCTV footage.

Magistrate Donna Bakos granted investigators 10 weeks to pass on the brief of evidence, which is more than in most criminal cases.

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Ms Bakos also ordered that Mr Hammond be seen by a doctor.

Mr Hammond, dressed in a dark coloured top, was remanded in custody to return to court on September 16.

On Sunday, police said Ms Herron was slain in a "horrendous bashing" before her body was found. Homicide squad Detective Inspector Andrew Stamper said there was no evidence the attack was sexually motivated.

Man accused of killing Courtney Herron identified as Henry Hammond© Facebook The body of Courtney Herron was found in Royal Park on Saturday.

She attended exclusive Catholic school Genazzano FCJ College in Kew in Melbourne's east from years seven to nine.

Bouquets and heartfelt messages have been placed by mourners at a group of logs behind where Ms Herron's body was found.

The makeshift shrine was continuing to grow on Monday morning, with friends and complete strangers braving the bitter cold winds to make their way across Royal Park and pay their respects.

Accused killer Henry Hammond had unusual demeanour before arrest

Accused killer Henry Hammond had unusual demeanour before arrest A rough sleeper who was with Henry Hammond after the death of Courtney Herron says the accused killer "wasn't his normal self" in the hours before his arrest on Sunday afternoon. A man, who only wanted to be known as 'Taz', said he had been with Mr Hammond at the Bourke Street Salvation Army centre just before his arrest. He said he had no idea of what had allegedly transpired overnight Friday, but noticed Mr Hammond had been acting differently during the day. "When we saw him Sunday he wasn't his normal self," Taz said. "Normally he has trouble with psychosis, but you can still talk to him.

Henry Hammond (18 August 1605 – 25 April 1660) was an English churchman, who supported the Royalist cause during the English Civil War. He was born at Chertsey in Surrey on 18 August 1605, the youngest son of John Hammond (c. 1555–1617)

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Ms Herron was raised in the northern suburbs, according to her former partner's sister. The 25-year-old was "part of a beautiful caring Greek-Aussie family" and had a brother and sister.

She had lived with her ex-boyfriend Terrik Edwards in the inner-northern suburb of Northcote for "many years". They remained close after separating four years ago, Mr Edwards' sister Nindara Edwards Norris said.

Ms Herron had suffered "many mental illness issues and recurring homelessness" since the split with her brother, according to Ms Norris.

Ms Herron had worked for a government department "a number of years ago", Ms Norris also said.

Melburnians will gather for a vigil on Friday at 5.30pm at Royal Park, with organisers urging people to join together to pay tribute to Ms Herron and reclaim the public park.

Loved ones gather for Courtney Herron’s funeral.
Mourners have gathered for the funeral of homeless woman Courtney Herron, more than a week after she was allegedly murdered in a Melbourne park. Loved ones of Ms Herron, 25, met at the St Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church in Moonee Ponds this morning. Her casket was adorned with pink lillies and white roses. Others laid flowers at the door of the church. 1/3 SLIDES © AAP Ms Herron's casket was adorned with pink and white flowers. 2/3 SLIDES © AAP Loved ones of Courtney Herron at St Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church this morning. 3/3 SLIDES © AAP Ms Herron will be buried next to her grandfather.

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