October 23, 2017
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NH man convicted of killing ex-fiancee seeks new trial

The Associated Press

ALFRED, Maine — Lawyers for a New Hampshire man convicted of strangling his former fiancee in her Maine home are asking for a retrial based on what they say is evidence that suggests someone else was responsible for her death.

Jason Twardus of Rochester, N.H., was sentenced to 38 years in prison in August for killing Kelly Gorham in her Alfred home. Prosecutors said Twardus could not accept their broken engagement.

The defense said Gorham’s landlord and another man were responsible for the death.

Twardus’ attorney says the landlord made incriminating statements to another York County Jail inmate, but prosecutors did not disclose that information to the defense fast enough.

The Portland Press Herald reported that the prosecutor said in court Monday he gave the information to the defense in a timely manner.


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