The 27-year-old man accused of murdering a young homeless woman at the weekend has a & # 39; possible delusional & # 39; and ADHD, a court heard.
Henry Hammond, who is also homeless, is accused of killing Courtney Herron, 25. The young woman's body was found on Saturday morning at 9:30 am by dog runners in a park.
Hammond appeared in court on Monday with no shoes on and a smile on his face, News.com.au reported. He will remain in custody until his next trial in September.
The court heard that he also had a possible autism spectrum disorder and that he had prescribed ritalin for his ADHD.
Henry Hammond, 27, is accused of shooting Courtney Herron, 25, in a park in Melbourne
The Magistrates & # 39; Court in Melbourne heard that Hammond had a possible delusional disorder and a possible autism spectrum disorder. He has also prescribed ritaline to treat ADHD
He was shaved smooth and had brown hair on the shoulder length and simply nodded when told that he would be held in custody until his next trial in November.
Hammond was arrested on Sunday and charged with a murder count at night, police said.
In the hours before her death, the woman had tried to call her ex-boyfriend, Terrick Edwards, but he missed the call, his sister Nindara Edwards told Norris The age on Sunday.
Mrs. Norris said her brother was upset because she couldn't offer her a safe place at night.
& # 39; Our families are all still in shock and my brother is struggling to handle this, since he missed her call on Friday and now feels so terrible, & # 39; she said.
Hammond (right), who is homeless, is accused of putting to death Mrs. Herron (left), who was also homeless
Courtney Herron (pictured with her ex-boyfriend Terrick Edwards) was found dead in a park in Melbourne on Saturday morning
Mrs. Norris said her brother wanted Herron to be remembered as a sweet woman, not just a homeless person who died on the street.
She said Mrs. Herron came from a close Greco-Australian family and had a brother and a sister.
Mr. Edwards and Mrs. Herron, who used to work for a government department, had previously lived together before they split up four years ago, she said.
There is no suggestion that Edwards was involved in Herron's death.
The 25-year-old (photo) came from a close Greco-Australian family and previously had a government job
A friend of high school Mrs. Herron, Matt Walsh, told the newspaper that she was one of the nicest people he knew.
& (39) (She was) always smiling and joking, trying to make herself and others happy. That is how I will remember her. She needs to be remembered by her smile, because you would see it every day without fail, & he said.
& # 39; Breaks my heart that we live in such a & damn world, no one deserves this. It was a pleasure to know you; not even to see you in years & # 39 ;, another friend Jadee Craggles wrote on Facebook.
Dog runners found Mrs. Herron's body in a group of tree trunks under a tree in Royal Park in Melbourne on Saturday morning.
Mourning men left handwritten notes where the body of Courtney Herron was found
Murder Fraud Detective inspector Andrew Stamper said that extreme violence has been committed against Mrs. Herron.
& # 39; I think the level of violence here was extreme, & # 39; he told reporters on Sunday.
& # 39; This was a special, especially horrible attack. & # 39;
Researchers believe Mrs. Herron was beaten a few hours earlier before her body was found around 9.25 am on Saturday.
Inspector Stamper said the attacker was trying to hide the body and there was no evidence that it was a sexually motivated crime or that a weapon was being used.
Mrs. Herron had been surfing on the couch for a while and had slept roughly for a while as he struggled with drug and psychological problems, Inspector Stamper said.
The last confirmed observation of her was in St Albans on May 14 when she came into contact with the police.
Her family has been told about her death.
A man was seen at the place where her body was found and left a bouquet of flowers with the moving letter
Grieving people lay flowers on the tragic stage where the life of Courtney Herron was cut off
The police believe that Mrs. Herron (photo) has suffered a violent death
Destroyed Melburnians left flowers on the spot when Mrs Herron's tragic death aroused anger in the city, with police and Prime Minister Daniel Andrews calling for a change in men's attitudes towards women.
& # 39; This is a terrible tragedy, & # 39; Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said on Sunday.
The prime minister, who delivered Australia's first royal commission for family violence last summer, said that while the state had made significant progress in violence against women, more needed to be done.
& # 39; This is not about how women behave, this is not about where women are at what time, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; This is probably about men's behavior. & # 39;
A man visits the place where Mrs. Herron's body was found and leaves behind a bouquet of flowers with a moving tone
Mrs. Herron's body was removed from the scene on Saturday in Royal Park, Melbourne
Mrs. Herron's death is the last in a series of women killed and dumped in the streets of Melbourne.
The body of Eurydice Dixon was discovered last June in Princes Park in Carlton North, just a few kilometers away from the horrific discovery on Saturday.
Mrs. Dixon, 22, was raped and killed when she walked home from the city at night.
Friends paid tribute to Mrs. Herron, who always smiled and joked & # 39;
MELBOURNE GREAT HISTORY AGAINST WOMEN
MAY 25, 2019 – COURTNEY HERRON
Courtney Herron, 25, was found Saturday morning by dog runners in Royal Park, north of the city.
APRIL 24, 2019 – NATALINA ANGOK, 32
The body of Natalina Angok was dumped in the CBD of the city at the intersection of Little Bourke Street and Celestial Avenue.
JANUARY 16, 2019 – AIIA MAASARWE, 21
Israeli student Aiia Masarwe was on her way home from a comedy show, talking to her sister on FaceTime when she was raped and killed.
JUNE 13, 2018 – EURYDICE DIXON, 22
The aspiring comedian walked home from a show in a bar when she was raped and killed by a stranger in Princes Park in Carlton North.
MARCH 18, 2015 – MASA VUKOTIC, 17
The schoolgirl was a walk through the Koonung Creek reserve – only a short distance from her Doncaster home – when she was stabbed 49 times.
28 JUNE 2014 – RENEA LAU, 32
Renea Lau was raped and killed when she went to work in South Yarra early in the morning.
SEPTEMBER 22, 2012 – JILL MEAGHER, 29
The Irish woman was brutally raped and killed when she walked home after an evening from Brunswick.
Aiia Maasarwe, 21, suffered a similar fate to Mrs. Dixon after being attacked on her walk home near La Trobe University on January 15.
Both women were attacked by men they did not know and who have since been charged.
In April, Natalina Angok's body was found dumped in Chinatown, reportedly killed by her one-time partner Christopher Allen who has been charged.
& # 39; Unfortunately, it is again the death of a woman in our city & # 39 ;, Inspector Stamper told reporters.
& # 39; We are affected as much as everyone in the community. & # 39;
Forensic teams, police and the SES comb the Royal Park as evidence
The police are shown on stage on Saturday morning
Inspector Stamper said he & # 39; angry & # 39; was when such crimes took place.
& # 39; I am a father of a daughter, and you know, so I feel it exactly the same as everyone else when it happens, & # 39; he said.
Inspector Stamper said that homeless people regularly have poor sleep in Royal Park.
& # 39; This is a terrible crime, like all murders, & # 39; said Det-Insp Stamper shortly after Mrs. Herron's body was found.
& # 39; We have been working hard ever since to get answers from the crime scene. & # 39;
Mrs. Herron's body was discovered Saturday morning near the North Park Tennis Club in Parkville in northern Melbourne
The death of the woman comes less than a year after the body of 22-year-old Eurydice Dixon was found in Princes Park in Carlton North in June last year – just a few miles away
Around 1 p.m. a police helicopter revolved around the scene more than 10 times, while police cyclists rode around the area to talk to the locals.
Officers traveled a large area between the North Park Tennis Club and the Flemington Road Cricket Oval.
Forensic investigators in face masks and gloves investigated the area within the police band – which is surrounded by dense bushes and trees.
North Park Tennis Club head coach Gabriel Moise, said it & # 39; pretty scary & # 39; was to have the body of a woman nearby discovered.
& # 39; It's very bad … it's pretty confronting, & # 39; he said to the ABC.
Murderous detective Andrew Stamper (left) called on anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers
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