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18 Year Old Facing 2 Murder Charges

(HURON EAST, ON) – Members from the Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit have now laid murder charges against an accused in connection with two suspicious deaths last week near Brussels.

On Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Huron County OPP and Huron County Paramedic Services responded to a residence on Graham Road and located two deceased parties on the property.

The deceased have now been identified as Beverly STEVENSON, age 69, and Darwin DUCHARME, age 65, both residents of Huron East. 

On Friday, April 1, 2022 Huron County OPP with the assistance of OPP Tactics & Rescue Unit (TRU), OPP West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the OPP Regional Support Team (RST) arrested a family member in connection with their deaths.

Jadin DUCHARME, 18 years of age, from Morris-Turnbery has been charged with two counts of Second Degree Murder contrary to section 235(1) of the Criminal Code and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

The accused remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for April 6, 2022 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

This incident is being investigated by the Huron County OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) and in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario.