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Huntsville man charged with second degree murder

He has been remanded in custody pending a Bail Hearing scheduled for April 18 in Bracebridge
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HUNTSVILLE - On Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m., members of the Huntsville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with officers from the OPP Central Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Muskoka Paramedic Services responded to a report of an assault at an Aspdin Road residence in the Town of Huntsville.

Upon arrival, an injured male was located at the scene and transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased has been identified as 45-year old Michel Earl of Huntsville. A post mortem examination has been scheduled for Apr. 15, 2017 at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS‎) located in Toronto.

42-year old Charles Hayhoe of Huntsville, Ont. has been arrested and charged with second degree murder and has been remanded in custody pending a Bail Hearing scheduled for Apr. 18, 2017 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge.

The investigation into this death is continuing under the direction of Detective Inspector Robert Matthews of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB).

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at 705-789-5551 during normal business hours and after to our Provincial Communication Centre at 1-888-321-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit your information online at if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.