Update Hamilton homicide #10 – 60 year old man dies in domestic related stabbing

Hamilton police were called to 134 Highland Rd. West on December 20th on report of “family trouble” just before noon.

On arrival police located a 60 year old man suffering from stab wounds. The victim was rushed to the Hamilton General Hospital where he died of his injuries.

A man was arrested at the scene and charged with second degree murder. Police said there is no threat to the public’s safety.

The victim’s identity will not be released until next of kin has been notified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Andrew Coughlan at 905-546-3874.

Update December 22

police have identified the victim as Janusz (John) Harpula, 60. Harpula’s son 29 year old Thomas Harpula has been charged with second degree murder.

The 2017 Hamilton Homicide Victim list is available here.