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N.H. Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Of Man Who Shot Manchester Cop

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The state Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of attempting to murder a Manchester police officer in 2012.

In an appeal to the state’s highest court, attorneys for 25-year-old Myles Webster argued eyewitness identifications were tainted when police released his booking photo five hours before he was arraigned.

Webster was found guilty of attempting to kill Manchester Police Officer Dan Doherty, after shooting him seven times at point-blank range.

Webster was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison.

In its ruling, the Supreme Court sided with state, saying that the release of Webster’s photo did not constitute an unnecessarily suggestive identification procedure.

Webster had argued at trial that he was a victim of mistaken identity. He was also found guilty of reckless conduct, resisting arrest, and robbery.

Michael serves as NHPR's Program Director. Michael came to NHPR in 2012, working as the station's newscast producer/reporter. In 2015, he took on the role of Morning Edition producer. Michael worked for eight years at The Telegraph of Nashua, covering education and working as the metro editor.

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