Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sunday Globe Special: New Hampshire Sadence

Hut one:

"N.H. woman charged in infant daughter’s death" by Jack Newsham Globe Correspondent  September 26, 2015

A Manchester, N.H., woman was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of her 21-month-old daughter.

The arrest of Katlin Paquette, 22, followed a three-week investigation by authorities, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.

Maybe it's the name.

Emergency personnel were called to 437 Belmont St. in Manchester around 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 to treat Sadence “Sadie” Willott, Paquette’s daughter, Senior Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Agati said Saturday.

The girl died the next day at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. An autopsy conducted on Sept. 8 determined the death to be a homicide caused by blunt impact head injuries, according to a statement from the attorney general’s office.

Paquette was charged with murder “manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life,” the statement said, and was accused of “recklessly [causing] Sadence Willott’s death through an application of physical force causing Sadence to suffer a fatal brain injury.”

It's okay if you are a government or a leader of one.

Agati declined to say whether a weapon was used or whether others lived at the same residence as Paquette and her daughter. Investigators interviewed doctors and witnesses, Agati said, and a judge granted a warrant for Paquette’s arrest.

Paquette is to be arraigned Monday. Agati said bail has not been set, and an attorney would be appointed for Paquette if she did not already have one.


Hut Two:

"Video shows N.H. officers’ encounter" by Lynne Touhy Associated Press  September 27, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. — A dashboard camera video released Friday shows two police officers fatally shooting a knife-wielding man as he ran toward them along a rural road in July, then firing several more times after he fell at their feet.

It looks like another case of “manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.” 

The videos, released by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, show Hagan Esty-Lennon, 42, of Canterbury walking toward officers in a shirt stained with blood from a self-inflicted knife wound and ignoring repeated commands to drop the knife. He begins to walk away as the officers give chase, guns raised and shouting for him to stop and drop the knife.

‘‘Drop the knife or I shoot,’’ yelled Ryan Jarvis, a Haverhill police officer. Esty-Lennon stopped, wheeled around and ran toward Jarvis and Officer Greg Collins.

As Esty-Lennon nears the officers, he appeared to stumble before shots were fired. He then fell to the road and more shots were fired.

The July 6 encounter began when Haverhill police responded to neighboring Bath after a report that a man — Esty-Lennon — was injured in a car accident and resisted bystanders’ efforts to help.

A superior court judge ordered the videos from the officers’ body cameras to be edited so they did not show the moment of death and close-ups of Esty-Lennon’s body on the ground. But a police cruiser dashboard camera shows from a distance the shooting as it unfolded.

It's Planned Parenthood all over again.

Prosecutors deemed the shooting justified, saying Esty-Lennon lunged at the officers.... 

It's always justified in AmeriKa.



"The New Hampshire man shot by police officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance call Thursday night in Merrimack has died, authorities said. A news release from state Attorney General Joseph Foster said that an autopsy conducted Saturday on Harrison Lambert, who died Friday evening, determined he died of multiple gunshot wounds. Police said the 23-year-old Lambert was armed with a knife when he was shot by one of two officers responding to a domestic disturbance call about a man threatening his father. Foster said the incident remains under investigation." 

It's always something, some excuse to have shot and killed you.

Also seeMedicaid expansion debate awaits N.H. legislators

Maybe the knife-wielders needed some?