Hamilton Police Lay Additional Charges on Keith Overholt

Police continue to investigate the murder of Andrew Ainscow and a disturbance incident which occurred at MacNab St. S. and Bold St. on the morning of November 10.

Today, homicide detectives from the Hamilton Police Service Major Crime Unit charged 38-year-old Keith Overholt with the 1st-degree murder of Andrew Ainscow and attempted murder of a 39-year-old male from the City of Hamilton. Overholt is expected to be arraigned on these new charges when he appears in court on November 19, 2020, at the John Sopinka Courthouse in Hamilton.

These charges will be in addition to the attempted murder charge laid on Overholt for the attack on a 46-year-old female which occurred on November 9 at approximately 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Queen St. and York St. in the City of Hamilton.

Police have found no connection to Overholt and the victims. Investigators allege these victims were randomly attacked by Overholt.

Investigators believe the murder of Ainscow occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m. on November 10 and the attempted murder occurred at the intersection of MacNab and Bold St. at approximately 1:25 a.m. Overholt was arrested by Hamilton Police at approximately 1:30 a.m. after responding to the earlier incident at MacNab and Bold.

Investigators are now satisfied that they are in possession of a knife believed to be the murder weapon. No other suspects are being sought in this case.

These matters are now before the courts and Police cannot comment on the evidence that is now before the court.