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Autopsy: Weekend homicide victim died from ‘sharp force injury’

By Peggy Revell on November 8, 2016.

The MHPS announced Friday that two men have been arrested after stealing a truck Thursday.

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An autopsy performed in Calgary by a medical examiner says “sharp force injury” is the cause of death for the victim of a weekend homicide in Medicine Hat.

Medicine Hat Police Service released a brief statement Tuesday on the autopsy results for 24-year-old Dustin Edward Hewer. Toxicology results aren’t expected for several months.

The two men facing second degree murder charges over Hewer’s death made brief appearances in provincial court Tuesday.

Aaron Raj Anand-Ford, 21, appeared in person and will return before the court on Nov. 22. Anand-Ford has already obtained a lawyer through legal aid, Cory Wilson out of Calgary. Anand-Ford is charged with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of assault.

Jacob Peter Porfoun, 21, appeared by CCTV from the Medicine Hat Remand Centre. Defence lawyer Robert Robbenhaar appeared as an agent, as Porfoun is currently in the process of retaining him.

Porfoun will appear again on court on Nov. 17, and faces one count of second-degree murder.

Anand-Ford and Porfoun were arrested following the death of Hewer early Saturday morning on the 500 block of 21 Street N.E. Hewer died from injuries after being transported to hospital by emergency services. Porfoun was taken into custody at the scene, while Anand-Ford was later arrested without incident following a manhunt by police.

Police say all three people were known to each other, and continue to investigate the incident, including collecting physical and forensic evidence and witness statements.

Anyone with information related to the investigation are asked to contact MHPS at 403-529-8481, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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