Nov 14, 2013
Nov 6, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Oct 23, 2013
Mont Vernon murder mastermind drops appeal, citing 'personal and moral' reasons
"Mr. Spader indicated to me . that he wished to withdraw his appeal. He indicated that he wished to do so for personal and moral reasons," court-appointed appellate defender Richard E. Samdperil said Friday. He said Spader, 21, did not elaborate.
Samdperil said he filed a motion May 3 to reinstate the Spader's appeal process one week after Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Gillian L. Abramson resentenced Spader under new guidelines for juvenile murderers set down by the U.S. Supreme Court last year.
Spader, who chose not to attend his April 22 resentencing hearing or have his attorneys present a case on his behalf, was resentenced April 26 to life without parole plus 76 years. This is the same sentence he received after a jury convicted him Nov. 9, 2010, of first-degree murder for hacking Kimberly L. Cates to death and maiming her daughter, Jaimie, then 11, during a pre-dawn bedside ambush and burglary.
"It's pretty unusual that an appeal is withdrawn. I think in Spader's resentencing there was some indication that . he didn't ultimately contest certain things. So I think that is consistent with the fact he chose to withdraw his appeal," the source said.
Spader apologized and asked for forgiveness for the harm he caused not only the Cates family, but also those of his co-defendants and his family.
The state Supreme Court this month upheld accomplice Christopher A. Gribble's convictions on the same charges Spader faced.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Police: Christmas cards stolen from mailboxes - 0
- Police probe Sanborn high school bomb threat - 0
- Raymond man faces trial in second child sex assault case - 0
- Manchester man charged with robbing store 3 times - 0
- Laconia boys and girls club damaged in burglary - 0
- Fugitive Task Force searching for convicted sex offender - 0
- Enfield man killed in hit-and-run in Vermont - 0
- Plea deal possible in Littleton murder - 0
- Winchester man files to plead guilty in crash that killed his brother - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Town's Visiting Nurse Service to get new lease on life in 2014 - 0
- Volunteers sought for discipline committees - 0
- In Portsmouth, ACA primer fails to draw much interest - 0
- Heating fuel assistance funding cuts draw ire of Rep. Kuster - 0
- Nashua aldermen vote for new leadership - 0
- Negotiations with city teachers collapse; Gatsas to take over talks - 0
- Wildcats hockey team falls from national rankings - 0
- Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: Another battle looms for Gronk - 0
- Former Kennett quarterback bowl-bound as BC lineman - 0
Wreaths Across America get big send-off
Volunteers sought for discipline committees
Where’s Waldo? Just ask the NSA
New UNH logo draws mixed reactions
John DiStaso's Granite Status: National Democratic chair to speak at NHIOP in January; Cataldo backs Kenney for Executive Council
- Should applicants for jobless benefits have to pass a drug test?
- Total Votes: 1424