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News Release

For Immediate Release
December 9, 2010

Peter Hinckley or Michael Lewis
Assistant Attorneys General
Criminal Justice Bureau
(603) 271-3671

Homicide in Ashland, New Hampshire

Attorney General Michael A. Delaney, Colonel Robert Quinn of the New Hampshire State Police, Ashland Police Chief Anthony Randall, and Holderness Police Chief Jeremiah Patridge announce that at approximately 6:00 a.m. on December 9, 2010, members of the Holderness Police Department responded to a residence in Main Street in Ashland in response to a 911 call for assistance. When police responded to the scene, they discovered one deceased occupant, Kevin Doane (age 54) with apparent stab wounds. An autopsy is scheduled for the morning of December 10, 2010.

Police have arrested Clair Jax (age 35) in connection with the homicide. Ms. Jax will be arraigned at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 10, 2010, at Plymouth District Court on charges of Second Degree Murder.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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