New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
May 9, 2015

Benjamin J. Agati, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Via email:
Phone: 603-419-0124

John Kennedy, Assistant Attorney General

Homicide Investigation in Manchester, New Hampshire, and the Arrest of Joel Martin for Second Degree Murder

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster and Manchester Police Chief David Mara announce that an arrest has been made in connection with an ongoing homicide investigation in Manchester, New Hampshire.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015, Manchester Police officers responded to Club Drynk at 20 Old Granite Street in Manchester. The officers entered the club and discovered a man bleeding from an apparent stab wound to his torso. This victim, Darrell Robinson (age 29) of Manchester, New Hampshire, was taken to Elliot Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Witnesses indicated that Mr. Robinson had been assaulted by another patron inside the club during an altercation.

Later in the morning of May 9th, an arrest warrant was issued for Joel Martin (age 26) of Manchester, New Hampshire, for Second Degree Murder. This warrant alleges that Joel Martin recklessly caused Darrell Robinson's death by stabbing him with a knife. After the warrant was issued, officers of the Boston Police Department located and arrested Joel Martin as he was being discharged from a hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

The defendant's arraignment as a fugitive from justice is expected to take place at Boston Municipal Court on Monday, May 11, 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Manchester Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the stabbing of Darrell Robinson. Detectives are also seeking any available videos or photos from inside the club at the time of the assault. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Manchester Police Department at 603-668-8711, or call the Manchester Police Crimeline at 603-624-4040.

No further press releases are anticipated until Monday.

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