Jun 30, 2016 9:06 AM
Manchester man charged in 1987 murder to be extradited to Massachusetts
MANCHESTER — A man charged in a decades-old Boston murder will be extradited to Massachusetts to face charges.
James Paige, 50, of Manchester, is charged with the death of 19-year-old Dora Brimage. Investigators believe she accepted a ride home from Paige after a party in September 1987. Her body was later found beaten and partially undressed in a vacant building in Roxbury.
Massachusetts investigators had been working the case for years and in 2014 a new DNA test pointed toward Paige, who was a convicted felon already in the system.
While being held on a parole violation at Hillsborough County House of Corrections, Paige was arraigned on the murder charge.
Paige blew a kiss to his long-time girlfriend, Linda Chipchase, who was in the courtroom. Earlier this week the woman told NH1 News he is a good man.
"Whatever he's being blamed for he didn't do it. I know it. I sleep with him everyday," Chipchase said.
Massachusetts prosecutors said Brimage was an aspiring nurse who sang gospel in the youth choir of her church.
"But all her hopes, dreams and accomplishments came to naught when she got into a car with the man who, we believe, took her life," said Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley.
According to the prosecutor, Paige will be picked up by Massachusetts authorities within a week.