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Apr 18, 2016 1:13 PM

Trial set for Nashua man charged in 2014 murder

NASHUA — A Massachusetts man will face trial in September for the alleged 2014 killing of a Nashua man.

The Nashua Telegraph reported Thomas L. Smith, 34, of Lowell, Mass., is facing charges of second-degree murder, falsifying physical evidence and two counts of witness tampering in connection with the death of Craig Guillemette. Police allege that Smith killed Guillemette, 46, of Nashua, on Nov. 29, 2014 “by physically assaulting him and/or kicking him down a flight of stairs,” say state court documents. The trial is expected to start Sept. 19 at Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua.

Guilmette was found a day after the assault in a Lowell Street apartment and eventually airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital where he died Dec. 3, 2014. His cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma to the head.

Smith was taken into custody last May. He is accused of concealing and removing blood on the floor of the crime scene in an attempt to deter the police investigation, according to the indictments.

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