A mysterious death in Claremont, New Hampshire where one man is dead and another is charged with killing him with a car.
Friends and family of Arthur Desilets filled the Claremont District Court Monday. Emotions were running high and extra security was on hand. A deputy warned those in the courtroom to remain calm.
"The charges in this case. He's been charged with manslaughter, and there are a lot of family members here," said New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General, James Vara.
According to the Attorney General's Office, Desilets was killed by 47-year-old David Carrier of Claremont. Carrier has been in a wheelchair since a 2007 car accident. Prosecutors say he used his car to kill Desilets. "It was reckless. The mental state is reckless," Vara said.
The incident happened Saturday at Desilets' home on Roosevelt Road in Claremont. Carrier fled the scene and according to court testimony, Carrier's friend urged him to go to police. "He turned himself in to the Charlestown Police Department," Vara told the court.
Few other details in the case have been released by authorities. Prosecutors declined to comment if Carrier admitted to the crime, a motive has not been released and the affidavit is sealed.
"At this point in time we will not be releasing that information. Again, we are still not even 48 hours into this investigation. There is still a lot of investigation going on at this point," Vara told Channel 3. "The autopsy at a certain point in time will be released, the results of that autopsy -- at this point I don't have any further information."
Carrier wiped away tears at the hearing. Neighbors of the victim, like Mary Judd, say the two men knew each other and that Desilets was a good neighbor.
"Very much so -- a guy that would give you the shirt off his back if he could," she said.
Carrier did not enter a plea at the arraignment. He is being held on 250- thousand dollars cash bail. More details about a possible motive in the case are expected at a probable cause hearing next Monday.
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