Six Nations man charge as accessory in triple homicide breached bail, back out after heavy fine

A Six Nations man awaiting trial for accessory in the triple homicide in 2018, was charged again after breaking his bail conditions.

On March 22 Vernon B. Shipman, 33, was arrested and charged with breach of a release order. Shipman breached a noncontact order.

Shipman is facing accessory to murder charges and his trial is scheduled to start on April 4.

He will return to court on April 22 to answer to the breach of release charge.

Shipman’s brother, Nicholas Shipman, was sentenced to 18 years behind bars on March 10 after he pleaded guilty to three counts of manslaughter for the deaths of Melissa Trudi Miller, 37, who was seven months pregnant, Alan Porter, 33, and Michael Jamieson, 32. Both Miller and Porter were stabbed to death in a trailer on Fourth Line on Six Nations and after helping Shiman move two bodies to a barn on the property, Jamieson was shot in the chest with a shotgun some time later.

Jamie Beaver, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for starting the incident by stabbing Miller, was sentenced to 48 months time served. She was released Nov. 5 after being in custody since Nov. 12, 2018, on unrelated charges.

Vernon Shipman was held until a bail hearing on March 24, where he was given another release order that carried a large price tag for Shipman’s sureties.

He now is obligated to follow two different release orders.

Vernon Shipman is facing additional charges for break and enter and theft incidents from January 2019 and another fail to comply with release orders in July 2019.

Thomas Bomberry who is facing two counts of second degree murder in the case is set to return to court at the end of April after firing his lawyer mid-trial in early March.







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