MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – A New Hampshire judge on Wednesday denied the bail of a man accused of killing a woman as a result of confrontations at a bar.
Justin Moura, 34, of Manchester, is charged with second degree murder in the death of Tanya Hall. The charge is punishable by a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Prosecutors said Tuesday at a bail hearing that Moura On March 2, his boyfriend, Jeremy Winslow, moved away from the Manchester Bar. Defense lawyers said Moura shot his gun by accident and Winslow threatened him. Moura said the vehicle had come to him.
Moura's lawyers say he is cooperating in this case.
Judge Amy Messer wrote in her decision that prosecutors had submitted evidence that Moura and Winslow had had physical altercations both inside and outside the bar. Prosecutors also presented a surveillance video showing Moura outside Winslow's vehicle and Moura running after the vehicle as he walked away.
Messer also noted that prosecutors testified that Moura had pulled out a loaded weapon and disengaged the security mechanism before unloading the gun. She added that Moura had been introduced to the police two days after the shooting and said that he had shot at the weapon that had caused Hall's death. He gave his weapon to the police.
Messer said that she had concluded that the state had had the burden of demonstrating "evidence is obvious or well-established presumption" in the charge and that Moura should be detained without bail.
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