BREAKING – Howard Richmond Arrested in Homicide of Wife Melissa Richmond – August 2, 2013

BREAKING – Howard Richmond Arrested in Homicide of Wife Melissa Richmond – August 2, 2013

CFN – Howard Richmond, the 50 year old husband of wife Melissa 28 has been charged by Ottawa police for the Homicide of his wife CFN has learned.

The couple lived in Winchester Ontario.

Media reports suggest that the former Canadian Forces member was being treated for a stress disorder.

Cornwall Ontario Police Chief Dan Parkinson in an earlier interview stated that the largest amount of domestic issues stem from couples with large age differences.


The Joint Investigative Team of the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested a 50-year-old man from Winchester, Ontario, in connection with the murder of 28-year-old Melissa Kelly Richmond. 

The man is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, in Ottawa on Saturday, August 3, 2013. He is facing a charge of murder. 

The identity of the accused man will not be released until such time as he appears by video in court. 

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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15 Comments on "BREAKING – Howard Richmond Arrested in Homicide of Wife Melissa Richmond – August 2, 2013"

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Very sad, I hope others can learn from this and seek help for their families or friends before this extreme happens again.


This is eerily reminiscent of Liana White’s murder in Edmonton in 2005, by her husband Michael.


Only one of the many acts of war. Very sad.

Walter Cronkite

sorry jamie should have kept my trap shut…you were probably posting this info while i complained…still very good job.thanks


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Cosplay is for murderers and geeks.

Mary Anne Pankhurst

this is the biggest, oldest, most global issue of violence against women: Men kill women they’re intimately involved with.

Adding to this fact, I think Chief Dan told CFN readers in the past year that the younger woman/older man scenario increases the potential for, as well as the statistics for violence.

an old story. a sad story. a real story.


innocent until proven quilty in a court of law..


Thank you to those who remembered that one is innocent until proven guilty. Anyone who knew Melissa and Howard knew that they were a couple very much in love, despite the age difference. And that because of fumbling on the police’s part earlier in the investigation of her disappearance, they may be trying to “close” this case earlier than necessary, despite not having the right person in custody.

Theodore Goldstein

I would like to however point out Christine that this guy turned himself in to the police willingly, hard to be innocent until proven guilty when you prove yourself pretty guilty.


These things happen mostly in the US when the soliders come back home from Afghanistan, Iraq and all those places. They get PTSD after serving so many tours of duty and get no help from their countries for psychiatry, etc. There is an awful huge age difference and who knows what happened between them and one thing is at least he turned himself in.

What the soldiers do and see overseas can never be explained in words and they have terrible nightmares over the hell that they cause to others. I wouldn’t be surprised if the young man who was murdered by a murderous cop in Toronto went through his own PTSD since he is from Syria and is seeing his country all torn to shreds. My husband’s family has experienced that and still does along with so many others. Here in Canada we have so much and people do not know war here in Canada unless they have lived through it abroad. Pray… Read more »

Sorry Theo:
But this man was heading to his wife’s wake, with a group of people, and just stopped off at the police station…for what HE Thought was a brief chat…he didn’t go there to turn himself in

It’s also fair to point out that turning yourself in even when you are being sought by police is in no way admitting you are guilty. It just means you are going along with the way the system works instead of trying to run away from it until the police find you. We won’t know for sure if he did this or not until the facts come out in court. I didn’t know either of these people, so hopefully without offending anyone who did know them, i’ll say this. In a way, I hope he didn’t do it. I would… Read more »

I cannot understand how one can literally kill their wife or husband and then attend the funeral – that just doesn’t make any sense at all. Something is very wrong with this picture.

Twenty two years difference WOW! Something sure is rotten in Denmark as William Shakespeare once said – there are plenty of missing pieces. Nobody normal will kill someone and then attend the funeral especially not a spouse that would be haunting for sure.