Archives For Attempted Murder

Two stories in today’s headlines are seriously troubling me. I’m deeply saddened by both events. There is no reason why anyone, certainly not a parent, should walk out into oncoming traffic or jump off a bridge holding on to an unknowing, innocent child.

1) Mom Who Threw Baby, From Bridge Charged With Attempted Homicide

2) Father, Infant Killed After Walking Into Freeway Traffic

The girls ranged in age from 12 to 19, police said. The younger girls were also reportedly stabbed in the chest.

Pastor's Wife Tried to Poison and Stab Daughters So They Could 'Meet Jesus Christ': Police

Ladonna Merriman left hospitalized after Vermont incident


Officials say prison swaps common

Steven Spader
Furnished by State of New Jersey Department of Corrections

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Convicted murderer Steven Spader has been moved from New Hampshire to a prison in New Jersey.

Department of Corrections officials confirmed that Spader, 22, was moved to the New Jersey State Prison on Feb. 15.

Spokesman Jeff Lyons said it’s not uncommon to send inmates to other states in exchange for other inmates, but officials don’t give specific reasons for such transfers.

Lyons said the most common reasons for a transfer are that the inmate is a threat to the institution or the inmate’s personal safety might be threatened without a move.

Spader was convicted of first-degree murder in the October 2009 machete killing of Kimberly Cates, of Mont Vernon. He was also convicted of attempted murder for the attack on Cates’ daughter, Jaimie Cates.

Christopher Gribble was also convicted of murder in the case.

Lyons said New Hampshire has more than 100 inmates serving sentences in other states.

Man pleaded guilty to attempted murder

Man pleads guilty in shooting

NASHUA, N.H. – A Manchester man has been sentenced to 20 to 80 years in prison for shooting at an officer during a pursuit last year.

The Hillsborough County attorney’s office says 22-year-old Garrett Gauthier pleaded guilty Monday to attempted murder and nine other charges, including drug possession and resisting arrest.

The shooting happened April 12, 2013, when Gauthier ran from a car during a traffic stop. He shot at Officer Aaron Brown from a distance of 7 to 10 yards and missed, then continued running.

Gauthier’s attorney argued that his client should be sentenced to 15 to 40 years and told the judge Gauthier had a major drug addiction that had spiraled out of control.

The judge agreed with the prosecution’s recommendation.

Mack Williams Jr. held on $10,000 bail

AUBURN, Maine — Auburn police have charged a city man with attempted murder for allegedly using an electrical cord to choke his girlfriend.

Mack Williams Jr. was held Monday at Androscoggin County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail following a court appearance.

The Sun Journal reports that police say they were called to his home at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday by a roommate who reported that the 30-year-old Williams and his girlfriend had argued and the argument had turned physical.

The roommate said Williams also attacked him.

Williams’ girlfriend told police that the argument started because she thought he had cheated on her.

Williams told police that his girlfriend had swung her arms at him and he does not remember using the electrical cord.

Man wanted in connection with home invasion, attempted murder

HENNIKER, N.H. — A man who is wanted in Florida for attempted murder was arrested in New Hampshire last week.

Henniker police said Adam Hale was arrested after officers stopped to help a car that was stuck in a snow bank. Hale was a passenger in that car.

According to authorities, Hale is wanted in connection with a violent home invasion and the attempted murder of a 78-year-old man.

Hale is being held in New Hampshire as a fugitive from justice.


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