New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
September 24, 2020

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

Jane E. Young, Deputy Attorney General

Scott D. Chase, Assistant Attorney General

Indictment of Joseph Beam on First-Degree Murder

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that Joseph Beam (age 18), formerly of Antrim, has been indicted by the Hillsborough County Grand Jury in connection with the death of his father, Jason Beam (age 41), on November 1, 2019, in Antrim.

Joseph Beam was indicted on one count of first-degree murder for purposely causing the death of Jason Beam, by physically assaulting him multiple times with a hammer and a knife.

The charge and allegations set forth in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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