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News Release

For Immediate Release
october 20, 2009

Assistant Attorney General Karen E. Huntress
(603) 419-0124

October 18, 2008 Dover Homicide

Attorney General Michael A. Delaney and Dover Police Chief Anthony Colarusso report that 20 year old John Wentworth has been arrested for the October 2008 beating death of 42 year old Richard Nolette in Dover.

Wentworth has been charged with one count of manslaughter and one count of negligent homicide in connection with Richard Nolette's death. Richard Nolette died on October 20, 2008 at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, after having sustained serious injuries inflicted by Wentworth on October 18, 2008.

Wentworth was arraigned on October 19, 2009 in the Strafford Superior Court. Additional hearings in the matter have not yet been scheduled.

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