Raymond victim stabbed, had throat slitBy GRETYL MACALASTER
Union Leader Correspondent
March 27. 2012 12:43PM
Damien J. Tisbert, of 14 Epping St. was arraigned in 10th Circuit Court, Exeter District Division, Tuesday morning on the charge.
The state alleges Tisbert hit Dickinson in the head with a blunt object, stabbed him in the torso, and sliced his throat, senior assistant attorney general Susan Morrell said in court this morning.
The state believes the crime occurred sometime early Sunday morning.
Police did not receive a 911 call until about 6:10 p.m. that evening.
Morrell declined to comment on the nature of the call or who made it.
She said they do not believe anyone was living in the 14 Floral Ave. home with Dickinson when the crime occurred.
Tisbert was arrested in Manchester sometime Monday. His arrest was announced around 8 p.m. Monday.
A 'BOLO' or be-on-the-lookout alert had been issued to police on Monday, and there was some concern for police safety, Morrell said, but Tisbert was arrested without incident.
Family and friends of both Dickinson and Tisbert filled the courtroom during the brief arraignment Tuesday.
Dave Fahey said his cousin, Dickinson, was a nice person who was outgoing, loved to do things like hunt and fish with his younger cousins and other family members and loved to ride his motorcycle.
He often hosted summer parties at the 14 Floral Ave. home that has been in the Dickinson family for 'centuries,' Fahey said.
'We all grew up on that property. It is really sad for everybody,' Fahey said.
Tisbert's mother, Alicia Wyman, said she felt badly for the family, but that Tisbert is her son, and her love for him is unconditional.
She said she thinks drugs could have been involved and believes her son was using drugs, something she said obviously worried her as a parent.