New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
January 13, 2020

Contact:
Scott D. Chase, Assistant Attorney General
(603) 419-0124 | scott.chase@doj.nh.gov

Paul Dimick Sentenced for the Murder of Justin Lee

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Manchester Police Chief Carlo T. Capano announce that Paul Dimick of Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced on Monday, January 13, 2020, in Hillsborough County Court, Northern District, for the murder of Justin Lee.

On December 16, 2019, Mr. Dimick pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for recklessly causing Mr. Lee's death under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life by shooting Mr. Lee in his chest. Mr. Dimick also pleaded guilty to falsifying physical evidence for altering, destroying, concealing, or removing the firearm that he used to shoot Mr. Lee, with the purpose to impair its verity or availability in the investigation.

For his second-degree murder conviction, Mr. Dimick was sentenced to 30 years to life in the New Hampshire State Prison, without the possibility of any sentence reduction. For his falsifying physical evidence conviction, Mr. Dimick was sentenced to a consecutive 3½ to 7 years in prison, which will be suspended for a period of 5 years following his release on his second-degree murder sentence.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General John J. Kennedy and Assistant Attorney General Scott D. Chase of the Criminal Justice Bureau.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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