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Londonderry woman held without bail in Sandown man's shooting
DERRY – A local woman charged with first-degree murder allegedly shot Richard Mannion Jr. of Sandown in the head with a pistol on Jan. 14, according to prosecutors.
A judge maintained a no-bail hold on Nicole R. LeBlanc, 38, of 37 Olde Country Village, Londonderry, after her brief arraignment Monday morning in 10th Circuit Court, Derry.
State prosecutors refused to provide any details about Mannion's death and what led to LeBlanc's arrest Friday.
Court documents show that LeBlanc was sentenced Nov. 16 for simple assault against Mannion and for violating a protective order. The complaint against LeBlanc was put on file without a finding for six months.
LeBlanc was ordered by a judge to have no contact with Mannion for 90 days as part of her agreement, but she allegedly violated that court order when she fatally shot him, court documents say.
No other information was available about the prior case on Monday morning.
Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley refused to divulge any information about what led to LeBlanc's arrest or her prior conviction for assaulting Mannion.
Hinckley did say that the killing was a deliberate act.
“It wasn't random – I can answer that,” Hinckley said in the courthouse lobby after the hearing.
Sandown police went to Mannion's home Jan. 14 in response to a 911 call. Police found Mannion's body inside the home and called in state police to investigate.
Defense lawyer Lisa Wolford asked Coughlin to unseal the affidavit – which details evidence against LeBlanc – so she can prepare for a probable cause hearing set for March 6.
Hinckley indicated that the state may resist the defense's request to get the document. Hinckley said that he was “not aware of any statute or case law” that required him to give LeBlanc the information prior to next week's hearing.
Coughlin said if Wolford puts her request in writing, he will consider her request along with the state's written response to it.
LeBlanc is facing the possibility of life without parole if she is convicted of first-degree murder.
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