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Dec 4, 2015 2:45 PM

Dover man, on run for weeks in May, pleads guilty to burglaries, crimes committed while on parole


BRENTWOOD — John Wentworth has pleaded guilty to two burglaries in Stratham, committed while on parole for the beating death of a Dover man in 2008.

According to seacoastonline, Wentworth, 26, was scheduled to go to trial in November on the burglarly charges. Earlier this week, he made a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty, waving the trial.

Wentworth is expected to be sentenced to 2½ to 6 years in jail, with an additional 3½ to 7 years suspended for five years, and a fine of up to $4,000.

Stratham police arrested Wentworth in May after he allegedly entered two homes without permission. After being arraigned and released on bail, he fled.

A two-week manhunt followed before Wentworth was apprehended in Lawrence, Mass.

Wentworth had been paroled for negligent homicide stemming from an October 2008 incident involving Richard Nolette in Dover, who died of a head injury after being kicked and dropped by Wentworth.

Wentworth is scheduled to be sentenced for the burglaries in Rockingham County Superior Court Jan. 27.


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