New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
September 16, 2020

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

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

Danielle Sakowski, Senior Assistant Attorney General

Indictment of Nicholas Murphy for the Murder of Pamela Murphy

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that Nicholas Murphy (age 32), formerly of Belmont, New Hampshire, has been indicted by the New Hampshire Multicounty Grand Jury in connection with the death of his mother, Pamela Murphy on March 16, 2020, in Belmont, New Hampshire.

Nicholas Murphy was indicted for alternative counts of second-degree murder, one for knowingly causing the death of Pamela Murphy by beating and cutting her head and neck multiple times, and the other for recklessly causing her death under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life by beating and cutting her head and neck multiple times. Nicholas Murphy also was indicted on a count of falsifying physical evidence.

Nicholas Murphy continues to be held without bail. The charges and allegations set forth in the indictments are merely accusations, and Nicholas Murphy is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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