New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
December 14, 2017

Susan G. Morrell
Senior Assistant Attorney General
(603) 231-1585
John Harding
Assistant Attorney General

Arrest in Homicide of Jacob Pelletier

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Manchester Police Chief Enoch F. Willard announce that an arrest has been made in connection with the murder of Jacob Pelletier, age 2.

Mark Heath, 32, of 551 Howe Street, Second Floor, Manchester, NH, was arrested this evening and charged with two counts of second-degree murder. One charge alleges that he acted knowingly and one charge alleges that he acted recklessly. Both charges allege that Heath caused Jacob Pelletier's death by inflicting blunt force trauma to his abdomen.

It is expected that Mr. Heath's arraignment will be tomorrow in Hillsborough County Superior Court, Northern District, in Manchester at 1:00 p.m.

The charges and allegations in the complaints are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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Telephone: 603-271-3658