Jun 24, 2016 12:33 PM
MANCHESTER — The alleged accomplice in the break-in and violent attack on a couple in their Bedford home told the court the defendant is guilty.
Testimony continued Friday against the Massachusetts man, Charles Normil, as the jury heard testimony for the second day in a row from the alleged accomplice in the crime, Nathan Lamontagne.
Proceedings were cut short Friday, but the prosecution and defense made the most of their time with the witness on the stand.
“He said that he seen a screw driver on the washer machine and then he grabbed the screw driver and waited for them. He punched her in the face and then he stabbed him in the head and the neck area,” Lamontagne said.
Lamontagne is currently serving a minimum 5-year sentence for his part in the 2012 Bedford incident at the home of Sonia and Eduardo Quesada. Among his charges, Lamontagne talked about helping Normil dispose of evidence and blood-stained clothes.
“Grabbed the bleach and black garbage bags from under the kitchen sink, and I grabbed the towel with the bag so not to leave any finger prints on the bag,” said Lamontagne talking about helping Normil clean blood stains from his body and clothes after the attempted murder and rape of the Quesadas.
The defense said Lamontagne is the only person that the state has in their arsenal that puts Normil at the crime scene. They told the court Lamontagne cut a deal with the prosecution to take six years off his full sentence if he testified in this trial and can’t be trusted.
“You are in peril under your sentences if you give testimony different than what you have given investigators in the past,” said Assistant County Attorney Andrew Oullette.
To which Lamontagne replied, “It’s to be truthful,” trying to assure the jury his testimony his real and not for his own benefit.
Lamontagne will be brought back to court Monday when testimony will resume.
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