N.H. Supreme Court To Hear Case Of Man Who Shot Police Officer

Sep 11, 2014

The NH Supreme Court building in Concord
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The New Hampshire Supreme Court is set to hear arguments that a man convicted of attempted murder in the 2012 shooting of a Manchester police officer should get a new trial because release of his booking photo tainted eyewitness identifications.

Myles Webster of Litchfield is serving 60 years to life in prison in the shooting of Officer Dan Doherty on March 21, 2012, as Doherty closed in on him during a foot chase.

Doherty, who suffered at least seven gunshot wounds to his legs and torso, returned to work nearly a year later after multiple surgeries.

Webster's lawyer claims the release by police of Webster's booking photo nearly 10 hours after his arrest skewed witnesses' testimony that Webster was the shooter.