USA: Ain’t diversity great!
Roody Fleuraguste, 22, told investigators that he took a .357-caliber revolver belonging to Molly Hawthorn-MacDougall’s father-in-law, loaded it with six bullets and walked next door to her home at 18 Rand Road, where he shot her the morning of April 29, according to an affidavit filed by the state police to support an arrest warrant.
“I did it. . . . I did it,” Fleuraguste said, according to the court filing.
Relatives of Hawthorn-MacDougall were in court yesterday, as was Fleuraguste, who followed the proceedings through a Creole translator and didn’t speak.
His public defender, James Quay, didn’t take a position on whether to unseal the information.
Fleuraguste is charged with first-degree murder and faces a life sentence if convicted. He hasn’t yet been indicted by a grand jury, but Morrell has said the state doesn’t expect to seek different charges.
Hawthorn-MacDougall was dead when two friends arrived at her home about 11 a.m., according to the affidavit. They had spoken to her on the phone about a half hour earlier, the affidavit said.
Roody Fleuraguste was in the United States illegally, according to the affidavit. His temporary resident visa had expired Feb. 18, the affidavit said.
He had been due to return to Haiti for “some sort of hearing in early May,” his brother told the police, but their father was able to delay the hearing until later in the summer, according to the affidavit.
Their father and two sisters live in Brockton, Mass.
Fleuraguste told the police he went to Hawthorn-MacDougall’s house with the gun and told her he had hurt his leg, according to the affidavit. He recounted that she asked if he wanted to go to the hospital, the affidavit said, to which he replied no but told her he wanted a drink of water.
As Hawthorn-MacDougall drew him a glass of water, Fleuraguste said in the affidavit, he pulled out the gun and pointed it at her head.
“What are you doing? . . . What are you doing? . . . Get out of my house,” she said after turning around, according to the affidavit.
He then shot her once, returned next door and put the gun, shell casing and unused bullets back in their original locations, according to the affidavit.
Fleuraguste told the police he was thinking of killing Hawthorn-MacDougall when he took the gun and loaded it, but not as he walked to her home, according to the affidavit.
She was two weeks from graduating from NHTI in Concord with a nursing degree when she was killed.
Case #2 – Mr “Legal” Kenya:
BRENTWOOD, N.H. — A man has been charged with stabbing and killing the mother of his son.
Police found Randi Huntley, 25, suffering from stab wounds near her home in Danville, N.H., on Tuesday afternoon. She died a short time later.
According to court paperwork, investigators believe Huntley died after being repeatedly stabbed and/or hit with a metal hammer, and she may have been run over by a car.
On Wednesday, police charged Jackson Mwangi, 28, with first-degree murder. He was arraigned in Exeter District Court, but no motive for the killing was discussed.
Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley said afterward that at one point, Mwangi and Huntley had been romantically involved. Mwangi and Huntley had a 4-year-old son together but were no longer a couple.
He also said that Mwangi, a Kenyan national, is in the country legally, although he couldn’t say how long he had been in the United States. Investigators said they believe Mwangi, whose birthday was Tuesday, acted alone.
“Murder in the first degree is a pretty high charge, but as our investigation develops, there may be additional charges,” he said.