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David Caplin (left) and Anthony Barnaby (right) have been charged in the 1988 murder of a lesbian couple.

Jul 28, 2016 1:09 PM

Lawyers for suspect in 1988 murder of NH lesbian couple ask for charges to be dropped

NASHUA - Lawyers are asking that charges be dropped against David Caplin, who is charged with two killings, due to the death of a key witness, loss or destruction of transcripts, and delays in the case, according to the Nashua Telegraph.

Caplin, 54, along with a second man, Anthony Barnaby, both from a Canadian Indian reservation, who was charged in the killing of Charlene Ranstrom and Brenda Warner, a lesbian couple found dead in their Mason Street apartment Oct. 3, 1988.

Both suspects were arrested again after Nashua police uncovered new evidence in the case, despite having passed through three mistrials.

The jury selection will begin in February, 2017 for a trial following in April.

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