Saturday, July 2, 2011

POLL: Overwhelming support for death penalty expansion

November 4, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

There is a new push in Concord to expand the state’s death penalty law after the diabolical slaying of a Mont Vernon woman in her own home, reports Kevin Landrigan of the Nashua Telegraph. A Mont Vernon legislator unveiled plans Tuesday to expand the death penalty to include home invasions by those who have the [...]

Ayotte: Legislature should expand death penalty in wake of Mont Vernon slaying

October 25, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

Republican Senate hopeful and former state Attorney General urged the state legislature to consider expanding the state’s death penalty law to include “atrocious” crimes such as that which occurred in Mont Vernon earlier this month during an appearance on WMUR’s Close-Up on Sunday. Ayotte personally tried a cop killer while serving as Attorney General and [...]

‘Dexter’ copycat murder casts shadow over NH death penalty law

October 8, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under State House

PORTSMOUTH — The murder of 42-year-old Kimberly Cates in Mont Vernon over the weekend comes two weeks before state and local officials are scheduled to meet in Concord to begin work examining New Hampshire’s death penalty law, whether it should be abolished, expanded or left as it is. Cates was killed in her home early [...]

Machete killing suspect praised “Dexter” on Facebook hours after murder

October 7, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Sports & Entertainment

Just hours after a deadly attack on a Mont Vernon woman, accused murderer Christopher Gribble updated his Facebook status: “had an awesome time with steve and autumn! dexter is such a funny show!” That update was made at 10:58 a.m. Sunday. Earlier that morning, around 4 a.m., police say Gribble and three other teens entered [...]

Troubled home life preceded young boy’s death

September 21, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under News & Politics

Four months before Patric McCarthy was found dead in the New Hampshire woods, the 10-year-old told his mother about a remark by his 12-year-old stepbrother during a Truth or Dare game that could be interpreted as a sexual advance, or just preteen bravado. No one knows if it was a real threat, but the incident [...]