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Woman arrested, charged with Accessory after the fact in triple homicide

Woman arrested, charged with Accessory after the fact in triple homicide

SIX NATIONS- OPP confirmed they have made one arrest in connection to the ongoing triple homicide investigation at Six Nations. On Friday, November 23, 2018 members of the Ontario Provincial Police under the direction of Detective Inspector Pete Liptrott of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch with the assistance of the Six Nations Police Service, arrested

SIX NATIONS- OPP confirmed they have made one arrest in connection to the ongoing triple homicide investigation at Six Nations.

On Friday, November 23, 2018 members of the Ontario Provincial Police under the direction of Detective Inspector Pete Liptrott of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch with the assistance of the Six Nations Police Service, arrested Kirsten Bomberry, 36-years-old of Six Nations of the Grand River.

Bomberry is charged with 3 counts of Accessory After the Fact to Murder.

Police say Bomberry was held for a show cause hearing on November 24, 2018 where she was remanded into custody. A future court appearance at a London court. Police say a publication ban for that proceeding is now in effect.

Kirsten Bomberry was previously convicted of second degree murder in the 2004 stabbing death of a 25 year old man in Hamilton. That was appealed after courts decided her trial judge erred in advising the jury on how to handle evidence. During a second trial Bomberry pled guilty to manslaughter. Bomberry admitted to stabbing 25 year old Emil Uiuiu, a Romanian immigrant, in the chest with a knife during an altercation between the pair while Bomberry, then 21, was a sex trade worker in Hamilton.

Reports confirmed Uiuiu died of a single stab wound, piercing his heart, lung and spinal column. Bomberry served six years and two months in custody for manslaughter.

Police would not confirm that the Kirsten Bomberry convicted in Uiuiu’s death and the woman arrested on Friday are the same person.

The investigation into the deaths of Melissa Miller, 37-years-old; Alan Porter, 33-years-old; and Michael Jamieson, 32-years-old, all of Six Nations of the Grand River remains underway.

In a press conference earlier this month, police revealed new information that Miller was seven months pregnant at the time of her death. OPP say the loss of the unborn child does not account for a fourth murder charge but would be considered an aggravating factor that would play into trial and sentencing of the accused killer or killers.

Periodic road closures were in effect throughout the weekend on Fourth Line and Tuscarora Road through to the corner of Fourth Line and Onondaga Road. An increased police presence was seen in the community and several OPP Forensic identification vehicles were spotted by residents at the scene and elsewhere on the territory Saturday morning.

Speculation that the deaths of the three victims may be connected to the 2017 murder of Douglas James Hill have also not been confirmed by OPP. The remains of Miller, Porter and Jamieson were located just a short distance from where Hill’s decomposed remains were recovered in 2017.

There were four people charged and arrested in relation to Hill’s death. In July 2017 a 17 year old female was charged with second degree murder in the case. Police then arrested three others: Holly Martin, 36; Lori-Anne Staats, 25; and Nicholas Shipman, 34.

All three were charged with Accessory to Murder after the fact. All four accused in relation to Hill’s death saw all charges dropped in October 2018 — courts citing insufficient evidence to proceed to trial.

One of those accused, Nicholas Shipman, was arrested on November 3, 2018 on an unrelated vehicle theft in Brant County. According to police, Shipman appeared in court to answer to those charges at the beginning of November and was taken into custody.

Court dockets showed Shipman was scheduled again in Brantford court on November 27 for an additional show cause hearing. Court officials told TRT Shipman was facing three new charges: theft of a vehicle, driving while restricted and failure to comply to a restriction. Court workers told TRT Shipman was denied bail.

Anyone with information in the ongoing triple homicide investigation at Six Nations is asked to contact the police tip-line at 1-844-677-5050, or the Six Nations Police Service at 519-445-2811.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward.

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