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Kristin Ruggiero dead in state prison hours after conviction affirmed
GOFFSTOWN - Kristen Ruggiero was found dead today in the New Hampshire State Prison for Women in Goffstown, the same day that the state's Supreme Court upheld her conviction for falsifying evidence to set up her ex-husband.
New Hampshire Department of Corrections spokesperson Jeffrey Lyons has confirmed that at approximately 10:30 a.m. today corrections staff responded to a report of an inmate suffering a seizure in her room. Lyons said the inmate, identified as Ruggiero, became unresponsive.
He stated that medical staff attempted to resuscitate the inmate without success, and that she was transported to Catholic Medical Center in Manchester where she was pronounced dead.
Ruggiero, 36 was convicted in Rockingham County Superior Court of multiple counts of falsifying physical evidence and was serving consecutive sentences of 3 ½ - 7 years in prison. She was admitted to the women's prison on August 19, 2010. She would have been eligible for parole on January 7, 2018.
The news of her death came just hours after the Supreme Court released its decision regarding her appeal.
In the decision, Chief Justice Linda Stewart Dalianis writes, “there was sufficient evidence upon which a rational jury could find the defendant guilty of each of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.”
See Thursday print editions of the New Hampshire Union Leader for complete coverage of this breaking news event.
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