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February 27, 2013

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NH woman to remain in psychiatric unit in killing

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman found not guilty by reason of insanity in the fatal shooting of her landlord in 2006 will remain in the state prison’s secure psychiatric unit.

Fifty-four-year-old Susan Disharoon was charged with gunning down her landlord — Syed Hussain — in Franklin. Prosecution and defense lawyers agreed in 2008 that she met the criteria for a finding of not guilty by reason of insanity and she was committed to the secure psychiatric unit.

By law, prosecutors must seek to have insane inmates recommitted every five years.

WMUR-TV reports that both sides in the case agreed Tuesday to another five-year commitment, although her lawyers say they may try to have her transferred to the state’s psychiatric hospital.

Next round of snow on way to NH, Maine, Vt.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Another round of heavy, wet, snow is in store for northern New England.

The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings for southwest and central New Hampshire and western and inland Maine from early Wednesday through Thursday afternoon. Snow forecast accumulations range from 6 inches to more than a foot of snow. Lesser amounts or a mix was anticipated for the coast.

The snow was expected to start at about the time of the morning commute and continue throughout Wednesday, New Hampshire officials said. Winds could gust up to 30 mph.

The speaker of the House in New Hampshire has canceled the legislative session on Wednesday due to the storm.

Communities are asking residents to pay attention to the amount of snow and ice that have accumulated on roofs after the recent heavy snows.

Officials urge those who don’t have to travel to stay at home, and say those who must drive should slow down and leave plenty of space between your vehicle and others. They also warn drivers not to crowd snowplows — as plow drivers’ field of vision is restricted.

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