Aug 29, 2015 3:06 PM

Grand jury indicts one of two men accused of killing a disabled Nashua man

NASHUA - A grand jury has indicted one of two men accused of killing a Nashua man on a city bike path in March.

Stephan Peno, 20, is accused of aiding Jonathan Goff, 17, in robbing and stabbing Benjamin Marcum, 49, who suffered from schizophrenia, according to the Union Leader.

Goff has been arrested in connection with the same murder, but he has not yet been indicted for the crime. However, the new indictments against Peno allege that Goff repeatedly stabbed Marcum with a knife while Peno aided Goff.

Peno is accused of assaulting Marcum by striking him in the face, head and chest while also stomping on his head, according to court records. The indictment includes charges of second-degree murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and falsifying physical evidence.

Goff is accused of stabbing Marcum with a knife in the head, torso, leg and shoulder during the attack, according to the indictments.

Peno is being held on $100,000 cash bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on the new felony charges on Sept. 3.

Goff, who was arrested and also charged with second-degree murder, is being held without bail and is awaiting a possible indictment by a Hillsborough County Superior Court grand jury.


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