LACONIA — The probable cause hearing for a former Belmont man accused of slaying two members of his family has been rescheduled to August 6.
Shawn Carter, 31, is accused of "chopping" his mother and brother to death on May 23 or 24 in the home the three shared at 20 Sunset Drive in Belmont.
So far, Carter's march through the judicial system has met many road blocks including a trial for driving after suspension in the 6th Circuit Court, Franklin Division — for which he was found guilty — and the withholding of affidavits relative to his arrest for the homicides from his defense team.
In the wake of a motion to compel the release of evidence and police affidavits — filed by Carter's attorneys, Judge Jim Carroll of the 4th Circuit Court ruled the state "may" release the affidavits supporting Carter's arrest on or after July 22. The affidavits will be given only to Carter's defense team, however he ruled, at the state's request, the defense can only discuss them with Carter and may not give him written copies.
In addition, the affidavits will not be released to the public.
Priscilla Carter's and Timothy Carter's bodies were found by Belmont Police on May 24 after an officer went to the home to check on the family's well-being. A co-worker of Priscilla Carter had contacted police. He was charged with the homicides on July 10.
Carter was arrested while driving his mother's car on May 24, about three hours after his mother and brother were found by Belmont, Tilton, and New Hampshire State Police. He was initially charged with breach of bail and driving after suspension or revocation and held for about seven weeks, unable or unwilling to post $200 cash bail.
Last Updated on Saturday, 20 July 2013 03:34
ALTON — A Belknap County sheriff's deputy seized several ounces of marijuana at 12:45 a.m. Thursday morning after he spoke with two people who were in a "potentially disabled" car on Main Street.
Jeffrey G. Boucher, 27, of 12 Meadowview Drive in Newton, N.H. was charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled drug, one felony count of possession of a controlled drug, and one count of felony possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute. Boucher is the owner and was the driver of the car.
Patrick E. Hanlon, 29, of 3 Patriot Drive in East Hampstead, N.H. was a passenger in the car and was charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.
Deputy Justin Blanchette said he went up to the car when he saw it by the side of the street and detected evidence of marijuana. He said he discovered marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms in plain view.
Police towed the car back to the Belknap County Sheriffs Department where it was impounded and searched after sheriff's obtained a search warrant. Along with the marijuana,, police allegedly found a digital scale and packaging equipment.
Both men were released on personal recognizance bail and given an August 22 appearance date at the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division.
Last Updated on Saturday, 20 July 2013 03:21
Use words associated with Laconia Bike Week on a product you're selling & you must now pay fee to rally promoters
LACONIA — This year, for the first time, "Laconia Motorcycle Week" became a registered trademark, conferring exclusive rights to prevent the unauthorized use of the trademark on its owner, the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association.
Charlie St. Clair, executive director of the association, said that he was moved to register the trademark by the experience of Sturgis, South Dakota and Daytona, Florida, which host the other two largest U.S. rallies. After trademarking its event, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc. gained exclusive rights to "Sturgis" and "Black Hills" was ultimately able to prevent the Chamber of Commerce in Sturgis, Kentucky from using the phrase "Little Sturgis Rally and Races for Charity". After a private company sought to register "Daytona Bike Week," the Chamber of Commerce only prevailed in protecting the identity its rally it had taken since the 1930s after lengthy, costly litigation. "We didn't want to go through anything like that," St. Clair said.
At the same time, St. Clair noted that while the local rally traces its origin to 1916, the event would not be what it has become without the efforts of the association, for the registered trademark represents an asset.
By registered the phrase "Laconia Motorcycle Week," along with "Laconia Bike Week," "Laconia Motorcycle Rally" and other similar phrases, as a trademark, the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association is entitled to license its use of those words on products and services. St. Clair said that some Rally Patrons, who pay $200 for the designation, are exempt from the licensing fee. The fee for wholesalers is $500 while the fees for retailers at the rally are $500 for one booth, $800 for two booths and $2,000 for three or more booths. Authorized products — T-shirts, patches, pins and the like — may be designated "licensed by the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association."
The fees collected by the association are over and above fees vendors must pay the city to set up shop in the city during Bike Week.
The association, St. Clair explained, retains 70-percent of the revenue from licensing the trademark. Good Sports, Inc. of Manchester, Connecticut, whose subsidiary Hot Leathers is a major sponsor of the rally, receives 30-percent and in return assumes the responsibility of defending infringements of the trademark. St. Clair said that the revenue from licensing fees from this year's rally have yet to be tallied.
St. Clair said that the association is also entitled to withhold the use of its trademark from products it deems in appropriate. "We obviously don't want the rally associated with images obscene images or offensive messages," he said, "or anything else that is in bad taste or would cast the event in bad light."
Last Updated on Saturday, 20 July 2013 03:03
CONCORD – A physician who lives in Center Harbor and practices medicine in Wolfeboro has been charged with one count of obtaining a prescription by fraud.
Dr. Hasan Duymazlar, D.O. was criminally charged on July 17. An emergency hearing of the N.H. Board of Medicine was held on July 18 and he voluntarily surrendered his license to practice medicine yesterday.
According to documents made available from the medical board, on July 8, 2013 an Ossipee pharmacist "A" told a N.H. State Police investigator that one of his customers, S. F., appeared to be getting a large quantity of oxycodone — an opiate used to kill pain.
State police were told that when one of his pharmacists asked the patient for identification he didn't provide it and left. Pharmacist "B" across the street said he had also refused to fill a prescription for S.F. who he thought resembled a different customer named M.S.
Police learned from pharmacist "B" that the prescription was issued by Duymazlar and when pharmacist "B" looked on Duymazlar's (unnamed) hospital's Website to see what he looked like, he recognized him as the man who just tried to fill the prescription.
He printed the photo and showed it to pharmacist "A" who also allegedly recognized Duymazlar as S.F.
Pharmacist "A" told police he had previously spoken to Duymazlar on the telephone, and telling police he had an English accent. He remembered S. F. has an English accent.
The next day, police contacted the pharmacy where M.S. typically fills his prescriptions and were told he has an English accent, is in his early 50s, and speaks with an accent.
Police also learned that on July 6 a man with reddish hair and an English accent had gone to a North Conway pharmacy and filled a prescription for 120 oxycodone pills. Police took the surveillance video of the transaction.
Investigators contacted the Director of Risk Management at the (unnamed) hospital that employs Duymazlar who told them that several fraudulent prescriptions had been reported to them and all had been written on the hospital's emergency room prescription paper. The administrator told them S.F. And M.S. were never patients in its emergency room.
Police compared the video surveillance from the North Conway pharmacy to a known photo of Duymazlar. He was charged two days later.
In November of 2009, Duymazlar entered into a settlement agreement with the Board of Medicine and agreed to to pay a $3,000 fine and take 36 hours of continuing medical education for prescribing controlled and non-controlled substances for his ailing father, for not documenting them, and for writing them in his nurse's name.
Last Updated on Saturday, 20 July 2013 02:53
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