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May 10, 2015 1:23 PM

Parole to be reconsidered for man who helped cover up brutal Mont Vernon murder


CONCORD – The N.H. Parole Board next week will consider again whether to parole Autumn Savoy, who is serving time for his role in covering up the brutal murder of a Mont Vernon woman in 2009, the Nashua Telegraph reports.

Savoy, 25, helped convicted killers Steven Spader and Christopher Gribble dump bloody clothing in the Nashua River hours after Kimberly Cates was hacked to death with a machete and her daughter, Jaimie Cates, was maimed inside their home.

He later told investigators that the killers had spent the night at his Hollis home, giving them an alibi.

Savoy pleaded guilty to conspiracy and hindering apprehension and was sentenced to as many as 12 years in prison. In 2012, he was granted parole for the first of those sentences as he neared the end of his minimum term. His first attempt at parole for the second sentence was rejected last year.

The three-person Parole Board meets on Tuesday to judge whether Savoy has met all of the requirements for programs and good behavior while in prison before deciding whether to grant parole.

Savoy is in a halfway house, said N.H. Department of Corrections spokesman Jeffrey Lyon. He is just three years shy of serving his maximum sentence.


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