New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
June 6, 2019

Kate Spiner, Director of Communications
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Benjamin J. Agati, Senior Assistant Attorney General
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Danielle Sakowski, Assistant Attorney General

Anticipated Plea and Sentencing Hearing Scheduled in the Matter of State v. Keith Dobens for the Murder of Melissa Hatch in Madison, New Hampshire

Concord, NH – New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher Wagner, and Madison Police Chief Tom Colby announce that a plea and sentencing hearing has been scheduled in the matter of State v. Keith Dobens for today, June 6, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. in Carroll County Superior Court.

Dobens stands charged in connection with the murder of his mother, Melissa Hatch, in Madison, New Hampshire on February 15, 2019.

As this is a pending matter before the Court, the State will have no additional comments.

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