Boston man convicted of attempted murder for 2013 shooting in Manchester
By BILL SMITH New Hampshire Union Leader
MANCHESTER — A Hillsborough County Superior Court jury has convicted a Boston man on attempted murder charges in a shooting in the city last July.
Richard Scott, 34, of Boston's Dorchester section, was found guilty in the July 2013, shooting of Terrance Jackson in his Orange Street apartment.
After the shooting, police said Jackson said that he had sold the gun used to shoot him to Scott.
Scott faces a sentence of up to life in prison when he is sentenced on May 22.
Jackson suffered a gunshot wound to the face at about 6 a.m. last July 26. His jaw was broken in the attack.
Prosecutors said that Jackson identified his attacker and that Manchester police detectives Joseph Mucci and Michael Lavallee developed corroborating evidence.
According to police reports, Jackson told detectives that he had been introduced to Scott, whom he knew as "Jay," by a mutual friend and had known him for about a year.
The two men argued over a debt, detectives said, with Scott trying to collect $600. Jackson claimed that Scott was owed $20.
Jackson also told investigators that a woman was in the apartment when Scott arrived on the day of the shooting but left by jumping out a bathroom window.Papers filed in court said Jackson told police that Scott pulled a gun from the waistband of his trousers and aimed it at him.
Jackson said he tried to overpower Scott, who then said "take this" and shot him, the bullet hitting his chin and ending up in his collarbone.
Before testimony in the case began, the defense and prosecution stipulated that the verdict on the attempted murder charge would also be the verdict in a companion charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a gun. Brett Harpster, who prosecuted the case along with Karen Gorham for the County Attorney's office, said prosecutors filed a "notice of extended term" that would enhance the penalties on the gun possession charge, to a state prison term of up to 30 years, which could be imposed as either a consecutive term or one that would be served concurrently with the attempted murder conviction.Judge Kenneth Brown revoked Scott's bail and he was jailed pending the sentencing hearing.
Harpster said prosecutors have not decided on a sentencing recommendation.