New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
April 16, 2020

Kate Giaquinto, Director of Communications
(603) 573-6103 |

Peter Hinckley, Senior Assistant Attorney General
(603) 657-4904 |

Arrest of Nicholas Murphy for the Murder of Pamela Murphy in Belmont, New Hampshire, on March 16, 2020

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that Nicholas Murphy (age 31) has been arrested for the murder of his mother Pamela Murphy (age 62), at her home in Belmont on March 16, 2020.

Nicholas Murphy has been charged with two alternative counts of second degree murder, RSA 630:1-b, one for knowingly causing the death of Pamela Murphy by means of homicidal violence, and the other for recklessly causing her death, under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life, by means of homicidal violence.

It is anticipated that Nicholas Murphy will be arraigned at Belknap County Superior Court on April 17, 2020.

The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and Nicholas Murphy is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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