After a long break in homicides in Hamilton after an early spree, 14 year old Jesse Clarke was stabbed to death. The homicide occurred around Lincoln Street and Gordon Street near Barton in ward 3.
The accused is 18 year old Brodie Nicholls. The homicide seems to involve multiple groups and Nicholls was injured. From what I've read Nicholls may have a self-defence defence but not a lot is known.
I've been trying to track the homicides in Hamilton this year. I thought this was the fifth, but Hamilton Twitter gadfly Mark-Alan Whittle tweeted it was the sixth. I'm going to try and find out and then update my list of Hamilton murders in another post.