New Details About Attempted Murder in Seabrook, NH Revealed
Court documents reveal that the woman a Massachusetts man was allegedly trying to drown at Harborside Park in Seabrook, NH was found naked and screaming for help by two good Samaritans who brought her to local police.
An affidavit for the arrest of Christopher Omar Concepcion says that on June 30 at about 10 p.m., two witnesses brought the woman to the Seabrook Police Department.
They told an officer that they had found the woman along Route 1A in Seabrook near the fish market and she had been beaten up by a man.
The officer met with the woman, who was wearing a large T-shirt the male witness had given her.
This is what the affidavit says about the woman's appearance:
"She had a swollen face, specifically her lips, both eyes, cheek and nose. She had sand in her eyes, hair, ears, mouth and all over her body."
The woman had three distinct "rug burn" type abrasions on her face. She also had a red abrasion across her neck that was about one inch wide and about halfway around the left side of her neck, according to the affidavit.
Two officers went to the area where the woman was found and got a description of the man the witnesses saw in the area when they found the woman. That description met that of Concepcion.
The officers spoke with Concepcion and he admitted to having a fight with her on the beach and was arrested.
Concepcion, 30, of Lowell, is charged with attempted second-degree murder and could receive a life sentence in prison if he is convicted.
Concepcion is being held on no bail and is not bondable. There is no scheduled release date for him at this time.
Concepcion is also charged with a Class A misdemeanor for stalking.
Prosecutors say that after Concepcion tried to drown the woman and she got a protective order from Rockingham County Superior Court on July 1 - the next day - he made contact with her through the telephone.
Concepcion has been indicted by a grand jury. The next step in the judicial process is for him to go through arraignment and pre-trial hearings.
He may also plead guilty to this crime or a lesser crime if prosecutors strike a bargain with him.
According to court paperwork, Concepcion will be arraigned on Sept. 1. A final pretrial hearing will be held on Dec. 15.
Jury selection in this case is scheduled to begin on Jan. 10.
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Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com.
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