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Fourth Person Charged in Minden Murder

HALIBURTON, ON - November 1, 2011 – On October 31, 2011 at approximately 5:00pm, a fourth suspect was arrested by Toronto Police Service, who were acting on an arrest warrant obtained by Ontario Provincial Police investigators in charge of the investigation of the homicide of Ryan Kennedy. Nathaniel Cain, 27 years of Toronto, Ontario is charged with First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder. He is currently in custody and will appear in court at the Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay on November 1, 2011.

HALIBURTON, ON - October 23, 2011 – A third suspect has been arrested in the violent break and enter resulting in a homicide that took place on October 19 on South Lake Road in the Township of Minden Hills. Upon arrival at the scene, responding officers located two seriously injured people in the residence. The victims were immediately transported to hospital in Minden, where one of them, Ryan Kennedy, 21 years of Minden, was pronounced deceased. Tin Wai Hong, 27 years, of Scarborough, Ontario and Mason Gillard-Gatza, 19 years of Toronto, Ontario were arrested on October 20 and have both been charged with First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder in relation to this case. On the evening of October 21, a third suspect was arrested. Rapheal Guerra, 26 years of Toronto, Ontario has also been charged with First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder. All three suspects have been remanded into custody. Hong is due to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice at the City of Kawartha Lakes on November 18. Gillard-Gatza will appear on October 26 and Guerra on November 10.
  The OPP continue to look for others who may be involved in this incident. The public is asked to contact police immediately if you notice any suspicious persons on your property, roadways or in and about the area to south of the Village of Minden. If you come in contact with someone suspicious, contact the police as soon as possible by calling 911. This investigation is continuing under the direction of Detective Inspector Colleen McCormick of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch with the assistance of the City of Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Highlands OPP Criminal Investigations Unit. If you have any information about this crime, the OPP urge you to contact them at 1-888-310-1122, or you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also submit an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers at www.crimestoppers.ca.

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