A 1-time doctor from Nh continues to be sentenced to invest the remainder of his existence imprisonment for that murder of his wife.
William Argie, 49, was charged on Monday of first degree murder and falsification of criminal evidence within the 2019 dying of his wife, Maureen Argie, 39, reported Law & Crime. Rockingham County Superior Court Judge Marguerite Wageling handed lower the existence sentence on Tuesday after Maureen Argie’s family people gave victim impact statements towards the court.
“Your selfish, narcissistic, and perhaps addicted-fueled behavior brought towards the devastation of ones own,” Wageling told Argie, based on Law & Crime.
Maureen Argie’s body is discovered at her home in Londonberry on April 4, 2019 after police conducted a welfare check, based on the Nh Union Leader. Her dying was immediately considered “suspicious” based on Boston’s WHDH.
William Argie was tracked lower at “a Connecticut casino” on April 5, also it was resolute he had attempted suicide, based on the North Andover Bald eagle-Tribune. (There are just two casinos in Connecticut: Mohegan Sun in Uncasville and Foxwoods in Mashantucket.)
William Argie was indicted with a grand jury in the wife’s dying after which arrested in June 2019, based on an announcement in the Nh Department of Justice. Prosecutors accused him of “strangling and/or smothering” his wife. He waived arraignment and pleaded not liable in December 2019, the Union Leader reported his trial was delayed multiple occasions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, based on the Bald eagle-Tribune.
Prosecutors alleged in charging documents after which at trial the former doctor would be a gambling addict who had been deeply indebted and near personal bankruptcy, based on the papers. The Derry News reported that prosecutors stated an attempted intervention through the family the prior year the murder didn’t have impact on William Argie’s addiction.
Prosecutors presented evidence at trial that Maureen Argie was positively going after the divorce because of her husband’s finances, including planning to market the couple’s home and gain primary child custody of the two grade school-age children. Additionally they presented evidence that Maureen Argie known as the Londonberry Police a few days before her murder to make certain her phone might make emergency calls, and informed her father just days before her murder that they was worried her husband was monitoring her mobile phone.
Prosecutors also known as towards the stand — testimony that William Argie’s lawyers attempted unsuccessfully to exclude, the Union Leader reported — Argie’s gambling buddy, James Timbas. Timbas told police that Argie attempted to employ him to to kill Maureen Argie making it seem like a suicide in return for a cut of her $400,000 existence insurance plan. Timbas stated that William Argie am drunk he did not go ahead and take offer seriously, however that Argie frequently stated “he are the best off without” his wife, reported Law & Crime.
Another friend, Dan Larochelle, testified that Argie frequently spoken of killing his wife and gaining child custody of the children — and recommended he may employ a hit man.
Argie required the stand it their own defense on Friday and testified that he’d found Maureen Argie dead because of suicide on April 4, 2019, but rather of calling police or his wife’s family, he required his wife’s vehicle and mobile phone towards the casino where he was discovered the very next day, Law & Crime reported. (He denied allegations he used his wife’s bank card in a Dunkin Donuts on the way or to cover his accommodation in the casino, though her card was utilized after her dying for purchases.)
When requested by prosecutors why he unsuccessful to report his wife’s alleged suicide, Argie responded, “What can 911 do, mister?”
Both defense and prosecutors presented their closing arguments on Monday the jury came back a guilty verdict on that day.
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