BRENTWOOD, N.H. — Aaron Desjardins, the man who is charged with slashing his ex-wife’s throat and trying to incinerate her body, was indicted Oct. 4 on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit hindering apprehension.
Police allege Desjardins, 37, of 67 Railroad Ave. in Epping, kidnapped Amanda “Amy” Warf at gunpoint and drove her from Epping to Exeter before murdering her and trying to burn the body and other evidence.
Warf’s body was discovered by firefighters in the abandoned City Concrete Company plant on Hampton Road in Exeter, March 7, when they responded to a morning fire. Officials said the blaze was set. The former plant is a short distance from Exeter Hospital, where Warf was employed at the time of her death.
Court documents state Desjardins asked his sister Michele Corson, 44, of 337 Water Street in Skowhegan, Maine, to bring a gun from Maine to New Hampshire so he could control Warf before and while he killed her. He asked his new wife Sarah Desjardins, 34, of 5b Paxton Terrace in Nashua, to send a text message to Corson directing her to bring a gun, according to the same documents.
The prosecution claims Desjardins inspected the City Concrete building, placed gasoline there, purchased a camouflage mask, discussed with co-conspirator Sarah who they should name as suspects in the investigation of WARF’s death and shaved his head, arms and goatee in an attempt to avoid apprehension.
Corson and Sarah Desjardins were indicted on charges of accomplice to first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit hindering apprehension on Oct. 4. Corson not only brought a .32 automatic German Mauser pistol across the state border to help Desjardins keep Warf detained while he killed her, she helped him shave his head to avoid apprehension and contributed to his alibi, court documents state.
Sarah Desjardins provided advice to her husband about how to avoid detection, contributed to his alibi and sent a text message to Corson directing her to bring a the pistol for detaining Warf.
Desjardins spoke with the media immediately following Warf’s death, complimenting police for their work and using a cane while smoking cigarettes. He told reporters he was in his house with his wife and young child “all morning” the day Warf’s body was found.
Court records state Warf and Desjardins split up in 2011. Their divorce was finalized in Feb. 2012. Warf had a child two months after the divorce was finalized. Desjardins remarried the same month.
Desjardins was taken into police custody March 12 after a search by homicide investigators.
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