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Northern Ontario News - The Temiskaming Speaker - Murder Charges Laid The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) held a news conference at the Temiskaming Detachment on Friday, July 11 to announce they have charged Mathew James Hayes with the 2013 murder of Haileybury resident Christopher (Chris P.) Parsons. From the left making the announcement are OPP Regional Media Coordinator Sergeant Carolle Dionne, Criminal Investigations Branch OPP Detective Inspector Mike Bickerton, Temiskaming Detachment Inspector Dan Dawson and at the speaking podium Criminal Investigation Services Detective Superintendent Dave Truax. Various members of the media in attendance had a chance to ask additional questions after the announcement about the arrest and murder case. (Staff photo by Sue Nielsen)

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Murder charge laid in death of Chris Parsons Gordon Brock Speaker Editor DISTRICT – From the time in June of 2013 when the police called his death a homicide and…

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Northern Ontario News - The Temiskaming Speaker - Murder Charges Laid The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) held a news conference at the Temiskaming Detachment on Friday, July 11 to announce they have charged Mathew James Hayes with the 2013 murder of Haileybury resident Christopher (Chris P.) Parsons. From the left making the announcement are OPP Regional Media Coordinator Sergeant Carolle Dionne, Criminal Investigations Branch OPP Detective Inspector Mike Bickerton, Temiskaming Detachment Inspector Dan Dawson and at the speaking podium Criminal Investigation Services Detective Superintendent Dave Truax. Various members of the media in attendance had a chance to ask additional questions after the announcement about the arrest and murder case. (Staff photo by Sue Nielsen)

Murder Charge Laid

Police seeking more public info in Parsons’ case Gordon Brock Speaker Editor DISTRICT – Now that a 27-year-old former Cobalt resident has been charged with first-degree murder in the 2013…

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Mathew James Hayes charged with First-Degree murder in Parsons’ death

DISTRICT (Staff) – A 27-year-old former Cobalt resident has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Christopher “Chris P.” Parsons.

At a press conference Friday, July 11 at the Temiskaming detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) ,Detective Superintendent Dave Truax of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Services announced that  Mathew James Hayes has been charged with the June 4, 2013 death of the popular well-known Parsons.

Mr. Parsons was found inside his Ferguson Avenue apartment in Haileybury at approximately 7:45 that morning.

Police say Mr. Parsons was beaten to death.

Mr. Hayes is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Haileybury July 11.

More information on this story will be available in the print edition of the July 16 Speaker.