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New arrest in triple homicide; six in total now facing charges

New arrest in triple homicide; six in total now facing charges

OPP say a new arrest has been made in an ongoing triple homicide investigation at Six Nations. Vern Shipman, 33 of Six Nations is now charged as an Accessory to Murder after the fact in the slaying of Melissa Miller, Al Porter and Micheal Jamieson. Police say Shipman was arrested on March 28 and remains

OPP say a new arrest has been made in an ongoing triple homicide investigation at Six Nations.

Vern Shipman, 33 of Six Nations is now charged as an Accessory to Murder after the fact in the slaying of Melissa Miller, Al Porter and Micheal Jamieson.

Police say Shipman was arrested on March 28 and remains in police custody.

A publication ban remains in effect for the case.

So far six people in total are facing charges in the case. Kirsten Bomberry, and Vern Shipman of Six Nations along with Roland Sturgeon of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation all face Accessory to Murder charges.

Three Six Nations residents; Nicholas Shipman, Thomas Bomberry and Jaime Beaver all stand accused of second degree murder.

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow, Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations, is Outreach Editor for the Two Row Times. Her popular column, Scone Dogs and Seed Beads brings weekly thoughts on current day indigenous identity. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She studied Journalism, Human Rights and Indigenous Studies at Laurier University. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who also brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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