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News Release

For Immediate Release
November 6, 2013

Jeffery A. Strelzin, Senior Assistant Attorney General
(603) 271-3671

2006 Murder of Manchester Police Officer Michael Briggs
State v. Michael Addison

It has been more than seven years since Manchester Police Officer Michael Briggs was killed in the line of duty. We recognize that his family, friends, and co-workers continue to suffer from his loss, and they still feel the pain of his absence as a husband, father, son, brother, and dedicated Manchester Police Officer.

We must also be sensitive to the fact that our office is currently involved in litigation in other related cases and with other issues involving this defendant. Therefore, our comments about the New Hampshire Supreme Court's decision today must be limited.

That decision is lengthy and complicated, which is appropriate given the magnitude of the loss the Briggs family has suffered and the penalty allowed by the law. We will be reviewing the decision in the coming weeks to determine its full ramifications and to consider the next appropriate steps in seeking justice in this case.

New Hampshire Department of Justice | 33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
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