Hyampom Once Again the Scene of a Homicide
Yesterday, Hyampom the tiny hamlet situated just inside of the western Trinity County line had it’s third homicide this year. Though the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office refused to confirm the homicide to us, they did tell the Trinity Journal, “[A] male was shot and killed in an altercation early Friday, Oct. 28, off of Kerlin Creek Road, Hyampom.” The Sheriff’s Office arrested Andrew Hamlin, age 74, on murder charges. The victim’s name has not been released.
Hamlin, a Hyampom resident, was arrested in December of 2014 for probation problems and charges related to drug and alcohol.
The town which has a population of 241 people had a double homicide in September where Michael David Sims, age 47, from Samoa and Lawrence O’Connor, age 56, from Eureka were shot to death. No one has been arrested in that case.