Update: Bradly House of Hamilton found not criminally responsible – OPP investigates the 2022 homicide death well-known winemaker, Paul Pender, in Selkirk Ontario

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OPP responded to a 911 call from a residence on Smelsers Cove Lane on February 3rd at approximately 8:00pm.

On arrival, police located a seriously injured man. Despite life-saving efforts, he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim’s identity and cause of death have not been released.

One person has been arrested, however, police have not released what charges have been laid. Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have information to assist with the investigation, to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Update February 7th 2022
OPP announced that the victim has been identified as Paul Pender, 54, a well-known winemaker at Tawse Winery.

Haldimand County Ontario Provincial Police have charged 31-year-old Bradley House, of Hamilton, with second-degree murder in relation to the homicide.

According to TheSpec.com, Pender was a Good Samaritan, and that’s what led to his death. They said an intruder who was in distress arrived at a cottage and when Pender tried to help when the situation escalated, leading to Pender being killed on a neighbour’s driveway.

Update January 3rd 2023
Bradley House who had pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, has been found not criminally responsible for his actions. Superior Court Judge Michael Bordin said there was substantial evidence indicating that an underlying mental disorder caused Bradley House to stab Pender.

House will be remanded to a psychiatric hospital in Hamilton and referred to the Ontario Review Board for regular evaluation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.