Montgomery County District Attorney’s Press Release | Maximillian Han Arrested for Murder of his Father

The Montgomery County District Attorney just released:


Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Upper Dublin Township Police Chief Francis Wheatley announce the arrest of Maximillian Christopher Han, 28, for the murder of his father, Jinhan Han, at the family’s residence in the Ambler section of Upper Dublin Township.

On Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at 1:58 p.m., Upper Dublin Township Police responded to 1869 Hood Lane for a call of an unconscious male bleeding from his head. Upper Dublin Police Officers arrived at the residence and found Jinhan Han deceased on the living room floor.

The Upper Dublin Township Police and Montgomery County Detective Bureau commenced a joint investigation into the elder Han’s death. The investigation found that Han’s injuries were consistent with a beating. Detectives also found bloody towels and evidence of someone attempting to clean the inside of the room. A box-cutter knife was recovered near Han’s body and a butcher-style knife with a broken blade tip was found in the kitchen. Han’s wallet and cash were found inside the residence.

On Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, Dr. Ian Hood, a forensic pathologist with the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, conducted an autopsy on the body of Jinhan Han. Dr. Hood opined that Han died as a result of multiple blunt and sharp injuries. The manner of death was homicide.

Maximillian Han was arrested on Dec. 24, 2019, and charged with First-Degree Murder, Third-Degree Murder, Possessing an Instrument of Crime, Tampering With/Fabricating Evidence and Theft. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Karen E. Zucker. Bail is not available for First-Degree Murder, and he was remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m., Jan. 2, 2020 before Magisterial District Judge Patricia Zaffarano.