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Apr 6, 2016 8:33 PM

New bail conditions for man involved in UNH stabbing allows him to work out of state


DOVER - One of the men who was allegedly involved in the stabbing at the University of New Hampshire will be allowed to work out of state, and outside his court-ordered curfew hours under new bail conditions set on Tuesday.

Eric Denning, 21 of Salem was charged with second-degree assault and criminal liability after being accused of punching 20-year-old Casey Calvo in the face during a stabbing outside Madbury Commons apartment complex at UNH on Feb. 20. Denning was said to be with Matthew Gibbons, 20 of Salem who allegedly stabbed student 20-year-old Dean Skelley, where Gibbons was charged with first degree assault.

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According to the Union Leader, asked a judge to change his previous bail conditions so that he can work for a local landscaping company that takes jobs in northern Massachusetts and Maine. He is currently free on $50,000 personal recognizance bail.

During the bail hearing on Tuesday, a judge changed the bail order so Denning can maintain gainful employment, but told the former UNH mechanical engineering student that he must check in with Strafford County Community Corrections in advance if he will be at a job site late, and every time he travels out of of state.

It was also emphasized that Denning is to have no contact with Calvo and Skelley.


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