Jul 8, 2016 4:47 PM
Still no verdict on 14 charges man faces connected to 2012 Bedford home break-in
MANCHESTER – Jurors are deliberating for the third day in the trial of a Bedford home break-in and assault in 2012.
Charles Normil is facing 14 charges, including felonious sexual assault, burglary and attempted murder.
Jurors began deliberating just after 2 p.m. Tuesday. They have had several questions for the judge as they decide whether Normil is the man who broke into the home of Dr. Eduardo Quesada and his wife back on Nov. 24, 2012.
Prosecutors said Normil and Nathan Lamontagne drove to the home on Proclamation Court and pried open a window. Normil went inside while Lamontagne kept watch. In exchange for a plea deal, Lamontagne testified against Normil. He said he saw the Quesadas return home from the movies while Normil was still inside.
“He said that he’d seen a screwdriver on the washing machine and when he grabbed the screwdriver he waited for them," Lamontange said. "He punched her in the face and then he stabbed him in the head and the neck area."
Lamontagne said he helped Normil dispose of evidence in ponds in Milford and Amherst.
Dr. Quesada testified that his wife entered the home first and yelled "intruder" in Spanish. When he entered the home he was beaten with a screw driver and knocked unconscious. Sonia Quesada was then sexually assaulted, prosecutors said.
Dr. Quesada said they were attacked by a tall, black man in a ski mask who was wearing gloves.
“It was the look of a man without a soul,” Dr. Quesada said.
Normil's defense attorneys argued there is no DNA evidence that puts Normil at the scene. Prosecutors said cell phone data proves Normil and Dr. Quesada were at the home at the time of the attack.
Normil is currently serving a 25-year sentence in Massachusetts for a different home break-in and assault. If convicted, he will be sent to New Hampshire to serve time.
Deliberations will continue Monday.