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Daswan Jette appeals manslaughter sentence 

  • Daswan Jette looks back at the court gallery after the verdicts were read on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Jette was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Sabrina Galusha following a three-week jury trial in Merrimack County Superior Court in Concord. GEOFF FORESTER

Monitor staff
Published: 10/20/2021 5:49:46 PM

The Concord man found guilty of manslaughter for fatally stabbing a woman in 2017 appeared before the New Hampshire Supreme Court Wednesday to appeal his conviction.

Daswan Jette, 25, is serving 15 to 30 years in prison for recklessly causing the death of Sabrina Galusha, 23, in a marijuana sale that turned violent outside Penacook Place Apartments on May 30, 2017.

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday in the case, which raises questions about the admissibility of certain evidence, WMUR reported.

Jette was acquitted of charges of first-and second-degree murder, but a jury found him guilty of manslaughter, a lesser charge, after a three week trial in Merrimack Superior Court.

Prosecutors in that trial argued that Jette knowingly caused Galusha’s death while committing a robbery, while Jette said he was acting in self-defense during an altercation with Galusha and her friends.

Galusha was a graduate of Concord High School and a licensed nursing assistant.


Cassidy Jensen bio photo

Cassidy Jensen has been a reporter at the Monitor, covering the city of Concord and criminal justice, since July 2021. Previously, she was a fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University, where she earned a master's degree. Her work has been published in Documented, THE CITY, Washington City Paper and Street Sense Media. When she's not at City Council meetings, you can find her hiking in the White Mountains.



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