NH Man Indicted on 1st-Degree Murder Counts in Beating, Stabbing Deaths of Women
DOVER (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a man on two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of reckless second-degree murder in the deaths of two women in New Hampshire in January.
The first-degree murder counts are new for Timothy Verrill, of Dover, who was arraigned in February and had pleaded not guilty in the deaths of 48-year-old Christine Sullivan and 32-year-old Jenna Pellegrini. They were found dead in a home in Farmington. Sullivan lived there with her boyfriend and Pellegrini was moving in.
Sullivan died of multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma and Pellegrini died of stab wounds.
A judge in September denied a bail hearing for Verrill, saying the state has strong evidence against him.
Verrill also was indicted on five counts of falsifying physical evidence in connection with the deaths.
The indictments state Verrill wrapped the women's bodies in tarps, trash bags and coverings before hiding them under a porch at the Farmington home. He's also accused of putting Prestone Driveway Heat ice melt on a blood stain on the porch and concealing a blood-stained sheet and Pellegrini's belongings inside a black trash bag and other blood-stained items in a clear trash bag in the basement of the home.