New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
October 19, 2021

Benjamin J. Agati, Senior Assistant Attorney General | (603) 271-3671

Susan G. Morrell, Senior Assistant Attorney General | (603) 231-1585

Meghan C. Hagaman, Assistant Attorney General

Clarification of Arraignments of Danielle Dauphinais and Joseph Stapf

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Nathan A. Noyes, and Merrimack Police Chief Brian K. Levesque announce these updated details of the arraignments for Danielle Dauphinais and Joseph Stapf in Hillsborough County Superior Court – Southern District. After speaking with members of the Court, the details of the hearing have been changed as outlined below.

The arraignment of Danielle Dauphinais is now scheduled for 11:00 A.M. tomorrow morning, Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Ms. Dauphinais will appear via a WebEx video link while the court will conduct the hearing from the courtroom. Counsel for either party may appear in person or via WebEx. Counsel for the State will appear in-person. The court has arranged access for the media via WebEx, and has arranged for the event to be livestreamed on

The arraignment of Joseph Stapf has not yet been scheduled.

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