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Murder case crosses border between Maine and New Hampshire

A murder case crossed borders a number of times, involving young men from both Maine and New Hampshire. Three men have now been charged in the case, and they could face life behind bars if they are found guilty. One of those men is from Maine, while the other two are from New Hampshire.

The man who was killed was from Madbury, New Hampshire. Police say that the three who allegedly murdered him came from Maine, driving over to his house with a machete and knives. Allegedly, one of them -- who had been the driver -- then held that machete, and the other two used their knives to stab the man. In the end, they also allegedly stabbed him with the machete.

After they had allegedly killed him, authorities say they took his body to Lebanon and dumped it, but it was soon found. It was on Long Swamp Road, where one of the victim's friends has now built a shrine.

What really makes the case interesting is that some who knew the teens said that the group of four were all friends who would go skateboarding and spend time together. People were shocked to hear of the murder. One person said that jealously could have been the motive, but police have not found an official motive yet.

The young man who died was potentially facing drug charges, but they appear to be unrelated at this time.

Even those who have been charged with murder have the right to be presumed innocent unless it is proven otherwise, which means they also have the right to a criminal defense team and a fair trial.

Source: Portland Press Herald, "Sanford man among three charged with fatal stabbing of teen" David Hench, Jun. 27, 2014

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