Three Chatham residents charged with murder


Three people face murder charges after a victim of an assault in September died in hospital.

Chatham-Kent police say on Sept. 21, the victim went into an apartment on Sandys Street in Chatham. A physical struggle took place with two other men and a woman inside the residence.

The victim, police say, sustained life-threatening injuries and was sent to hospital in Windsor.

On Friday, the victim, Beau Veenstra, 31, of Howard Township died in hospital as a result of injuries suffered in the Sept. 21 altercation, police say.

The next day, detectives arrested three people – two Chatham men aged 49 and – and a Chatham woman, 41, and charged them with second-degree murder.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Const. Paul Brophy at or 519-436-6600 ext. 619.




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