New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
April 14, 2022

Michael S. Garrity, Director of Communications | (603) 931-9375

Benjamin J. Agati, Senior Assistant Attorney General | (603) 419-0124

Nicholas Chong-Yen, Assistant Attorney General

Extradition to New Hampshire of Timothy Johnson for Second Degree Murder – Arraignment Scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Today in Manchester at the Hillsborough County Superior Court – Northern District

Concord, NH – New Hampshire Attorney General John M. Formella and Manchester Police Chief Allen D. Aldenberg announce that Timothy Johnson (age 39) has been extradited to New Hampshire for the murder of Jean Lascelle (age 67) outside of 351 Chestnut Street in Manchester on February 13, 2021.

Mr. Johnson shot and killed Jean Lascelle outside of the temporary emergency winter homeless shelter at 351 Chestnut Street at approximately 8:39 a.m. on February 13, 2021. The following day, a warrant was issued for his arrest. Four days later on February 17, 2021, Mr. Johnson was arrested in Framingham, Massachusetts and charged with being a fugitive from justice. Yesterday on April 13, 2022, the Framingham District Court ordered Mr. Johnson be extradited to New Hampshire.

An arraignment is expected to take place at 11:00 a.m. today at the Hillsborough County Superior Court – Northern District at 300 Chestnut Street in Manchester. Mr. Johnson is charged with one count of Second Degree Murder for knowingly causing Mr. Lascelle's death by shooting him with a firearm. He is also charged with being a Convicted Felon in possession of a firearm.

The Office of the Attorney General and the Manchester Police Department extend their thanks to the officers of the Framingham Police Department for Mr. Johnson's apprehension, as well as the to the attorneys of the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office and the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General for diligently litigating the extradition of Mr. Johnson to New Hampshire over the past 13 months.

The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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