Aug 29, 2015 9:16 AM

Thomas Smith indicted in beating death of Nashua man last year

NASHUA - A grand jury has indicted a Lowell, Mass. man in the beating death of Nashua resident Craig Guillemette last fall.

Thomas L. Smith, 33, has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder, falsifying physical evidence and two counts of witness tampering for the Nov. 29, 2014, attack.

According to the Union Leader, Smith allegedly assaulted Guillemette, 46, of Nashua, hitting him in the head and kicking him down a flight of stairs. Smith also allegedly cleaned up the blood and threatened to beat two other men if they told police about the Nashua assault.

Guillemette was seen walking away after the assault but was found the next day in a Lowell Street apartment and was taken first to Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center and then airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he died several days later.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Massachusetts completed an autopsy on Guillemette and determined he'd died of blunt force trauma to the head, declaring his death a homicide.

Smith was taken into custody in May and is being held without bail pending his arraignment on Sept. 2.


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