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Courtney Herron Biography
Who was Courtney Herron?
Courtney Herron, 25, died later that night after she was beaten to death by the homeless man she invited to dinner in Melbourne’s Royal Park in a savage hour-long attack.
She was so disfigured after being brutally beaten with a tree branch that her father John Herron was not allowed to see her body.
“Courtney’s body was covered by a sheet and all I could do was touch her foot on the sheet,” said the heartbroken Nine’s A Current Affair attorney.
“His injuries to hers were so severe that the funeral home was unable to reassemble her skull.”
How old was Courtney Herron?
she was 25 year old.
Killer Henry Hammond, 27 at the time of the May 2019 attack, had just been released from jail when he met Ms. Herron for dinner at the Vegie Bar in Brunswick.
The homeless son of a wealthy investment banker, he had been jailed for 10 months for stabbing an ex-girlfriend of hers and attempting to strangle her.
But a county court judge had released Hammond early on a community corrections order under the direction of Corrections Victoria staff after Hammond appealed the sentence.
Now, Mr. Herron is fighting to change the law and prevent anyone from facing a fate similar to that of his beloved daughter.
Causes of death
Henry Hammond had been jailed for 10 months for stabbing an ex-girlfriend and trying to strangle her. Within weeks of being released, Hammond was allegedly a heroin addict, walking the streets barefoot, but was still a free man when he mercilessly killed Courtney.
Courtney Herron Quick and Facts
Video shows Courtney Herron’s killer playing with a knife while they dined
Henry Hammond was released early from a 10-month jail term for another attack.
Later that night he brutally killed Courtney in an hour-long ordeal.
Now her heartbroken father is suing the state of Victoria for negligence
John Herron claims they failed his daughter and fears it could happen again