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Jun 22, 2015 3:39 PM

NH AG's office releases report regarding October murder-suicide in Fremont

FREMONT – New details have emerged in the murder-suicide that rocked the town of Fremont last October.

The Attorney General’s office has released a final report outlining the final moments of Mary Lucas’ and Michael Porter’s lives.

Investigators learned that on the night of Oct. 16, Mary Lucas, Michael Porter and two of Lucas’ adult children went out to dinner. After, everyone returned to Lucas’ apartment at 296 Main St.

Lucas’ children left around 8 p.m. but Porter stayed.

Michael Porter strangled Mary Lucas to death in her bedroom, shortly after her children left, according to the report.

The following morning Porter anonymously called police and said, “Somebody had killed her.”

Michael Porter then left a voicemail for his brother, Peter Porter, telling him he “screwed up” and left a handwritten note in a lock box for him.

In the note, Michael Porter apologized for “the mess he made.”

Investigators also learned Michael Porter stole his landlord’s .22 caliber rifle and used it to shoot himself.

Porter was found in his pickup-truck in the woods near Jacob’s Cove Road in Fremont where he had been currently working nearby.

In May, a memorial bench with the words “Forever in Our Hearts” was placed in Fremont Memorial Fields in memory of Mary Lucas.


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