December 18, 2017
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NH man, elderly mother conspired to have ex-wife killed, prosecutors say

By AP
AP | BDN
AP | BDN
These July, 27, 2017 file photos, provided by Plainfield Police Department show Pauline Chase, 83, left, and her son Maurice Temple, 63, both from Plainfield, N.H. Temple, a man accused of conspiring with his mother in a murder-for-hire plot involving his ex-wife will remain held in New Hampshire on $1 million bail. Valley News reports Temple appeared Thursday, Oct. 12 in court for a hearing concerning a motion to reconsider his bail. Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway says there was no change in Temple’s bail amount.

NEWPORT, N.H. — A man accused of conspiring with his 83-year-old mother in a failed murder-for-hire plot involving his ex-wife will remain held in New Hampshire on $1 million bail.

Valley News reports 63-year-old Maurice Temple appeared Thursday in court for a hearing concerning a motion to reconsider his bail. Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway says there was no change in Temple’s bail amount.

Temple and his mother, Pauline Chase, have pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal solicitation of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and attempt to commit murder.

Prosecutors have played recordings of Temple and Chase with a man who was asked to kill Temple’s ex-wife. The man went to police. The killing didn’t happen.

A final pretrial hearing for Temple has been scheduled on Nov. 7. Chase has a competency hearing scheduled that day.

 


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