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Rhode Island man indicted for murdering his mother in ICU of NH's largest hospital

Union Leader Correspondent

December 20. 2017 3:28PM

Travis Frink 

NORTH HAVERHILL — A Rhode Island man has been indicted in the murder of his mother, who was gunned down in the intensive care unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Sept. 12.

The Grafton County grand jury handed down multiple indictments for first- and second-degree murder against Travis Frink, 49, of Warick, R.I., alleging different theories of the crime.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin presented evidence to the grand jury on Dec. 15, and it returned indictments charging Frink with purposely causing the death of Pamela Ferriere, 70, by shooting her multiple times, or by recklessly causing her death under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life.

Hospitalized after suffering a brain aneurism, Ferriere was set to be released in two days when she was killed.

Visiting the ICU at the Lebanon hospital on Sept. 12, Frink allegedly asked for time alone with her. Robert Ferriere, Frink's stepfather, agreed to step out.

Ferriere would later tell the Union Leader it was just as he was leaving the fourth-floor room that he saw his stepson draw a semi-automatic handgun and an instant later fire multiple shots.

Ferriere said he had no time to react. Frink, a father of three and former Marine, then walked past Ferriere without saying a word and exited the hospital.

Frink was arrested a short time later as he tried to drive off the Dartmouth-Hitchcock campus, which had gone into lockdown after the shooting.

An autopsy determined Pamela Ferriere was shot four times and suffered wounds to her chest, abdomen and pelvis.

Frink, who most recently worked as a computer programmer, has been held without bail since the shooting.

Courts Crime Groton Lebanon North Haverhill

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