Death row inmate's next court filing months away
CONCORD (AP) — Attorneys for New Hampshire's only death row inmate say it will be months before they file a petition arguing he is being unlawfully imprisoned.
Michael Addison was sentenced to death for the 2006 killing of Manchester police officer Michael Briggs. Addison has exhausted his direct appeals to the state Supreme Court. The U.S. Supreme Court in January declined to review a petition to review his case. But defense attorneys plan to file a habeas corpus petition later this year.
During a brief hearing Wednesday, attorney Michael Wiseman said he'll file at least a partial petition by January. The judge scheduled a meeting in September to get an update.
Prosecutors say Addison was wanted for a string of violent crimes when he shot Briggs in a dark alley to avoid arrest.