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News Release

For Immediate Release
November 4, 2010

Ann Rice, Associate Attorney General
Susan G. Morrell, Senior Assistant Attorney General
New Hampshire Attorney General's Office: (603) 271-3671

State v. Kenneth Arsenault

New Hampshire Attorney General Michael A. Delaney, State Police Colonel Robert L. Quinn, Pittsburg Police Chief Richard Lapoint, and Colebrook Police Chief Steven Cass, announce that Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Jennie Duval performed an autopsy on the body that was discovered in a burning vehicle on Kenneth Arsenault's property at 15 Baker Drive, Pittsburg, New Hampshire on Tuesday morning. The body has been identified as Justin Flanders (age 21) of 195 Hollow Road, Stewartstown, New Hampshire. Dr. Duval determined the cause of death to be a shotgun wound of the chest and severe thermal injuries. The manner of death was determined to be a homicide.

Kenneth Arsenault will be charged with one count of first-degree murder for causing the death of Justin Flanders. An arraignment is scheduled for 1:15 pm on Monday, November 8, 2010, at the Lancaster District Court.

Kenneth Arsenault is currently being held without bail at the Coos County House of Corrections on two counts of attempted murder for shooting Jessie Parker (age 25) and Tanya Rancloes (age 30) on November 2, 2010. A probable cause hearing on these charges is scheduled for November 18, 2010 at 8:30 am in the Colebrook District Court. Jessie Parker remains in good condition at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire and Tanya Rancloes remains in critical condition at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine.

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