New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
January 12, 2021

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

Jeffery A. Strelzin, Associate Attorney General | (603) 271-3671
Jesse O'Neill, Assistant Attorney General

Emerson Figueiredo Sentenced for the July 28, 2019 Murder of his Wife, Nathalia DaPaiao

Concord, NH – Deputy Attorney General Jane E. Young and Concord Police Chief Bradley Osgood announce that Emerson Figueiredo (age 43) was sentenced today for killing his wife, Nathalia DaPaixao (age 35).

At today's hearing, the defendant argued for a sentence of 25 years to life in the state prison, while the State argued for a sentence of 45 years to life in the state prison. After considering the arguments of the parties and the evidence, the Court imposed a sentence of 45 year to life in the state prison.

On July 28, 2019, Concord Police responded to 911 calls from an apartment complex at 58 Branch Turnpike Road in Concord. Upon arrival, they discovered Ms. DaPaixao wounded and bleeding on the ground in the parking lot. She was taken to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries.

An autopsy later showed that Ms. DaPaixao died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

Mr. Figueiredo was arrested and indicted for second-degree murder for causing Ms. DaPaixao's death. He pled guilty to knowing second-degree murder on November 6, 2020.

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