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William Edic

(GEOFF FORESTER Monitor staff)

Edic case goes to jurors, with attorneys on both sides invoking inmate accounts

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

In a murder case devoid of hard evidence, attorneys on both sides invoked the only thing left when they delivered their closing statements yesterday in the William Edic trial: the words of a few lawless men. Did Edic, as those men testified this past week, help ambush Anthony “Tony” Renzzulla, a hobbled 42-year-old inmate at the Concord prison, stomping and kicking him into a senseless pulp? Or are they making the entire thing up, part of an elaborate ploy to secure favors from prosecutors and prison officials? That decision was handed to a jury late yesterday afternoon in Merrimack County Superior Court; jurors deliberated for … 0

Detective charged with making threats, assault

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A longtime New Hampshire police detective is facing trial on simple assault and criminal threatening charges. The Eagle Tribune reported that George Wickson of Plaistow is charged with threatening a man with a knife and grabbing a woman by her buttocks and hair in May 2013, when he was off duty. He’s also accused of trying to kiss the woman and throwing a … 0

Concord man, 47, charged with 15 counts of child porn

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A 47-year-old Concord sex offender has been charged with 15 new felony counts of child pornography after the police said they found lewd photos of boys inside his Hanover Street residence. Christopher Merchant was arrested Tuesday and arraigned Wednesday in Concord’s district court. The police said they began investigating Merchant in January of … 0

Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel’s largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears. Aviation has suffered one of … 0

Doctor fired back at gunman in hospital attack

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A doctor who was grazed by gunfire from a patient in his office at a suburban Pennsylvania hospital yesterday helped stop him by apparently returning fire with his own weapon and severely injuring him, but not before a … 3

Front window broken at House of India in Concord

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Concord police are investigating who or what shattered a front window at House of India restaurant Tuesday night. Sgt. Mike Guarino said an officer responded to a report of broken glass at the Pleasant Street restaurant about 10:15 p.m. “We’re just trying to determine whether this was … 0

Gilmanton man pleads guilty, gets prison for setting fires

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Gilmanton man has pleaded guilty to three counts of arson and has been sentenced to one to five years in prison after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. Jason Clairmont of Gilmanton was scheduled for a hearing Tuesday on his upcoming trial. The Citizen reported that Clairmont … 0

Claremont postmaster accused of school theft

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The head of the postal office in Claremont has been accused of taking more than $2,000 from a school Parent/Teacher Organization savings account. The Eagle Times reported that Rebecca Remick, a former member of the Claremont Middle School PTO, has since paid back the money back. She blamed … 0

Lawyer: Man feared for life before shooting

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of “boom, boom, boom” pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front … 0

Teen pilot killed in record attempt

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

An Indiana teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight has died in a crash over the Pacific Ocean, a family spokeswoman said Wednesday. Annie Hayat said the plane flown by 17-year-old Haris Suleman … 0

Man tied to gun called ‘bomber’ best friend

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer days after the Boston Marathon bombing allegedly told police he smoked marijuana every day because, in his words, “my best friend was the bomber.” Stephen … 0

Hackers extorting with stolen photos increasing focus of police

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The email terrified the young mother. “What if I told you I had pics of you?” the unknown writer asked. “Like a lot. Would you send me more?” “They were pretty x-rated,” he added. To prove he wasn’t bluffing, the mysterious emailer sent four naked or suggestive photographs … 0

Opening statements expected today in 2010 prison murder trial

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Opening arguments are scheduled to begin this morning in the murder trial of William Edic, a 34-year-old inmate and alleged gang member who is accused of assaulting a fellow prisoner in 2010. Edic was serving time at the … 0