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Jan 15, 2015 12:43 PM

Lawyers make opening statements in Robarge murder trial

The Associated Press

NEWPORT (AP) - Prosecutors have opened their case against a Vermont man accused of killing his wife in New Hampshire on the day she filed for divorce with his statement to a friend weeks earlier vowing to kill her.

But a lawyer for James Robarge told the Sullivan County Superior Court jury on Thursday that he did not kill 42-year-old Kelly Robarge and promised he would take the stand and tell them just that.

Kelly Robarge had filed for divorce from her husband of more than 20 years June 27, 2013 - the day she disappeared from her Charlestown, New Hampshire home. She texted a friend that her husband was at the house.

Her badly decomposed body was found in Unity 10 days later.

The trial is expected to last five weeks.


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