New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
November 22, 2017

Contact:
Geoffrey W.R. Ward, Senior Assistant Attorney General
(603) 271-3671

Indictment of Timothy Verrill for the Murders of Christine Sullivan and Jenna Pellegrini

New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner and Farmington Police Chief John Drury announce the indictment of Timothy Verrill, formerly of Dover, New Hampshire for two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of reckless second-degree murder and five counts of falsifying physical evidence in connection with the murders of Christine Sullivan and Jenna Pellegrini in Farmington on January 27, 2017.

Mr. Verrill was indicted for first-degree murder for purposely causing the death of Christine Sullivan by stabbing her multiple times and striking her in the head with a blunt object. An alternative count of second-degree murder alleges that Mr. Verrill recklessly caused the death of Ms. Sullivan under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life by stabbing her multiple times and striking her in the head with a blunt object.

Mr. Verrill was also indicted for first-degree murder for purposely causing the death of Jenna Pellegrini by stabbing her multiple times. An alternative count of second-degree murder alleges that Mr. Verrill recklessly caused the death of Ms. Pellegrini under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life by stabbing her multiple times.

In addition, Mr. Verrill was charged with five counts of falsifying physical evidence. These charges allege that Mr. Verrill, believing that an investigation into the murders was about to be instituted: (1) did conceal the body of Ms. Sullivan by wrapping it in various tarps and coverings and concealing it underneath a porch at 979 Meaderboro Road in Farmington; (2) did conceal the body of Ms. Pellegrini by wrapping it in various tarps, trash bags and coverings and concealing it underneath a porch at 979 Meaderboro Road in Farmington; (3) did alter a blood stain on the exterior porch of the residence at 979 Meaderboro Road in Farmington by pouring Prestone Driveway Heat ice melt onto the blood stain; (4) did conceal a blood-stained sheet, as well as the personal belongings of Ms. Pellegrini inside a black plastic trash bag in the basement of the residence at 979 Meaderboro Road in Farmington; and (5) did conceal a number of blood-stained items inside a clear plastic trash bag in the basement of the residence at 979 Meaderboro Road in Farmington. It is alleged that Mr. Verrill committed these crimes with a purpose to impair the verity or availability of the evidence in such proceeding or investigation. Mr. Verrill continues to be held without bail.

The charges and allegations set forth in the indictments are merely accusations and Mr. Verrill is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658