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Sep 27, 2016 1:08 PM

Nashua man to plead guilty in connection with stabbing death on bike path


NASHUA — One of the two men suspected of a March 2015 murder on a bike path will plead guilty.

READ: Robbery charges dropped against Nashua murder suspect

Stephan Peno, 22, along with Jonathan Goff, 18, also of Nashua, were accused of assaulting Benjamin Marcum, stomping on his head, face and chest and stabbing him with a knife in the torso, leg, shoulder and head.

Peno filed a notice of intent to plead guilty to serving as an accomplice to Marcum's murder, the Union Leader reported.

The negotiated plea deal will be considered on Oct. 26, according to court documents. The plea includes 20 to 28 years in prison for Peno on the charge of acting as an accomplice for second-degree murder.

Peno also plans on pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and falsifying physical evidence.

Goff is scheduled to face trial in February of 2017.

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