Hamilton police responded to the report of a disturbance at 646 Main Street East, on February 10th at approximately 11:00pm. Police said 30-year-old Simon “Tommy” Hoang attended 646 Main Street East, where an acquaintance lived, and when he was invited inside, the victim was viciously attacked.
The suspects then stole the victim’s keys and left the area in the victim’s white Acura sedan. Hoang was transported to a local hospital where he underwent life-saving surgery.
Police said one suspect jumped out the window when they arrived at the scene. The female who was at the apartment, Madeleine Peternel, also known as Madeleine Divers returned to the scene and was arrested by police.
Tommy Hoang died as a result of his stabbing injuries, in hospital after being placed on life support. Police announced that Jason Anthony Long, 27, and Madelene Peternel, 33, were initially charged with Tommy Hoang’s Attempted Murder and remain in custody. The Crown has been notified of Tommy’s death and both Long and Peternel will now face the charge of First Degree Murder. Jamie Lee McMaster, 30, of Hamilton was arrested and charged with Accessory After the Fact for her role in assisting Long to avoid his arrest. Police are still searching for a suspect who is described as male, white, 6’0 plus, athletic-looking build, and may have a British accent.
Jewelry stolen from Tommy Hoang is still outstanding. Anyone who received or purchased any items from Jason Long, or anyone associated with him, between February 10 -23, is encouraged to contact police. Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to contact Detective Daryl Reid of the Major Crime Unit by calling 905-546-3825.