Aug 11, 2017 1:56 PM

Key witness in NH child's murder in court to discuss possible release for parole violation

NASHUA — The key witness in the murder of a 3-year-old girl appeared in court Friday to talk about the possibility of being released from prison.

A judge said Friday that Michael Rivera broke the conditions of his parole from September 2016 to March, when his whereabouts were unknown.

Rivera did report to the court that he was no longer staying with a family member, instead staying at a Motel 6, but did not report the address of the motel.

Rivera has since been arrested and has spent the last 298 days behind bars.

READ: Police reports detail assault, abuse allegations, gang-related activity at home of Nashua mom charged with murder.

In December, Rivera's former girlfriend, Katlyn (Marin) Gage, was sentenced to 45-years to life in prison for killing her 3-year-old daughter, Brielle Gage.

Rivera testified against Gage, saying he saw her abuse Brielle several times the night that she died.

READ: Former fiance testifies against Nashua mother accused of killing daughter.

A judge in Hillsborough County Superior Court South in Nashua said Rivera could be a free man as soon as he completes the rest of his 12-month sentence.

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