UXBRIDGE: Durham Regional Police have charged 26-year-old Uxbridge resident Cole Henderson with first degree murder in connection with the recent death of Richard Morrison.
Mr. Henderson was arrested on Friday, March 7, in connection with the slaying of Mr. Morrison, who was found dead at his home on Galloway Cres., in the Quaker Village neighbourhood of Uxbridge, in the early morning hours of Feb. 28 with what police are describing as “obvious signs of trauma.”
Following his arrest, Mr. Henderson made a brief court appearance by video in Oshawa on the morning of Saturday, March 8, and will remain in custody until his next court appearance, scheduled for Monday, March 24.
The night before his arrest, Mr. Henderson was a guest at the Uxbridge BIA’s ‘Win This Space’ competiton. An avid bike enthusiast, Mr. Henderson was slated to work as a bike mechanic at Trailspin Outdoor Sports, the winning entry in the competiton.
“The news came as a great shock to our team, and obviously Cole is no longer part of the plan. Fortunately he was only a minor player and not part of our ownership structure. We fully intend to move forward with our venture,” Trailspin co-owner David Horyn told The Standard.
An investigation into the murder of Mr. Morrison is ongoing, and police are urging anyone who may have additional information on the case to contact Det. Moore (ext. 5326) and Det. Sheridan (ext. 5345) of DRPS’ Homicide Unit at 905-579-1520.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on-line at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.