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Convicted killer Spader transferred to New Jersey prison

New Hampshire Union Leader

April 09. 2014 2:10PM

CONCORD - A New Hampshire man serving a life sentence for killing a Mont Vernon woman and injuring her daughter during a 2009 home invasion has been transferred to a New Jersey prison.

Steven Spader, 22, was transferred Feb. 15, according to N.H. Department of Corrections spokesman Jeff Lyons.

Spader is one of four New Hampshire men convicted in the 2009 murder of Kimberly Cates, a 42-year-old nurse from Mont Vernon. His accomplice, Christopher Gribble, is now the only one of the four involved still being held in a Granite State prison.

Lyons would not provide specific reasons why Spader was transferred out of state, saying only that inmates are usually moved when officials feel their presence poses a threat to the prison itself, or the prisoners themselves are threatened.

According to the state prison system's website, Spader is now being held at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton, N.J. That facility houses 1,800 inmates, according to the state prison system’s website. It is the Garden State's only maximum security facility and is home to New Jersey's most dangerous inmates, according to the website.

Lyons reports that Gribble, 24, remains in the Special Housing Unit at the state prison in Concord. He and Spader are both serving life sentences without the chance of parole.

Two other men charged in connection with the case are being held in prisons in Vermont. Quinn Glover, 22, is housed at the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport, Vt., and William Marks, 22, is housed at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, Vt., according to prisoner information posted online by the Vermont Department of Corrections.

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