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Man Charged With 2nd Degree Murder in Death of Wife

Joseph Lawrence of Merrimack, NH, was arrested Thursday night

Adam Lynch

A New Hampshire man is charged with second degree murder in the death of his wife.

Joseph Lawrence, 62, of Back River Rd. in Merrimack was arrested Thursday night.

Darlene Lawrence, 61, was found dead at their home on Thursday afternoon.

Mr. Lawrence was arraigned Friday at the 9th Circuit Court in Merrimack. He's accused of shooting his wife in the neck. He was ordered to be held without bail. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Authorities haven't said how Darlene Lawrence died.

If anyone has information related to the incident, they are asked to call: (603) 223-8578.

A probable cause hearing will be held on May 7.

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