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.
Update April 22nd
Robyn John COVE, 42, of Binbrook was arrested on a warrant for the First Degree murder of Tommy Hoang on April 22, 2021. Robyn Cove was arrested at his rural Binbrook home by members of the Hamilton Police Service’s Emergency Response Unit,
Update May 5th
On Tuesday May 4, 2021, Hamilton police arrested Daniel Holland, 38, at his central Hamilton home for First Degree murder in relation to Hoang’s death. Holland was initially arrested at the time of the murder, interviewed and released unconditionally.
Hamilton police said “Holland had misled investigators during his initial police interview. Evidence unveiled during the ongoing investigation contradicted much of Holland’s claims. This led investigators to form the grounds that he in fact participated in Hoang’s death despite not being present at the start of the incident”
Update: On January 29th Madeleine Peternel pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Peternel and three others had initially been charged with first-degree murder. Jason Long pleaded to a reduced charge of second-degree murder on Jan. 22.
Robyn Cove and Daniel Holland, were initially facing first-degree murder charges in Hoang’s death, Pleaded guilty to Manslaughter on Jan 31st.