New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
May 1, 2015

Stacey L. Pawlik, Assistant Attorney General
(603) 491-2065
Patrick J. Queenan, Assistant Attorney General

Arrest of Joseph Lawrence

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster, State Police Colonel Robert L. Quinn and Merrimack Police Chief Mark Doyle announce that Joseph Lawrence, 62, of 86 Back River Road, Merrimack, New Hampshire was arrested last night in Merrimack. Mr. Lawrence has been charged with Second Degree Murder for knowingly causing the death of his wife, Darlene Lawrence (61), on April 30, 2015, at their home in Merrimack.

The arraignment is set for Friday, May 1, 2015, at the 9th Circuit Court in Merrimack, New Hampshire at 1:00 p.m.

The investigation is still ongoing. If anyone has information related to the incident, they are asked to contact State Police Sergeant John Sonia at (603) 223-8578 or Merrimack Lieutenant Denise Roy at (603) 420-1809.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
1 Granite Place South | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658