Hamilton Police charge stepson in death of 73-year-old man

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Hamilton Police upgraded a previous assault charge to 2nd Degree Murder after the death of 73-year-old George Howson.

Police responded to a call on Mar. 14 at around 3:50 p.m. at a condo-style apartment building at 1968 Main St. West.

Police say Howson was assaulted and suffered serious injuries. His 54-year-old stepson, Timothy Brown was arrested at the scene and charged with aggravated assault.

Police say Howson died of his injuries Wednesday (Mar. 24) and Brown’s charges were upgraded to 2nd Degree Murder.

Police did not provide any details on what led to the altercation but say Brown has no previous criminal history.

Both men are from Hamilton.

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