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May 13, 2015 4:24 PM

Barnaby charged in 1988 Nashua murders - again


NASHUA - It's been nearly 30 years since Brenda Warner and Charlene Ranstrom were murdered.

In the last week, two men have been extradited from Canada back to the United States and charged with their murders - again.

David Caplin was brought back to the United States last week and arraigned, and Anthony Barnaby was arraigned Wednesday. Both have been charged with the murders before.

Barnaby was put on trial three times.

Warner and Ranstrom were found bound and beaten to death in their Nashua apartment in October 1988.

The N.H. Attorney General’s office said new DNA testing methods of old evidence is why the men have been brought back to the U.S.

Family members of the victims feel the new DNA will be enough to put both men behind bars.

"They're both here they're not going to leave," said Carl Warner, who’s sister was murdered. "No matter what they will go to trial and face their dues."

Attorney Mark Sisti, who is representing Barnaby - as he did in the case’s three previous mistrials - said he is still is trying to understand why his client was arrested again.

If his case goes to trial, Barnaby will be the only person ever in NH that would be tried four times for the same crime.


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