Man Indicted on Murder Charge in Timberland Employee Death | New Hampshire Public Radio

Man Indicted on Murder Charge in Timberland Employee Death

Sep 17, 2020

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that Robert Pavao was indicated on the charges.
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A county grand jury has indicted a man on a first-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of a woman at the company headquarters of Timberland in Stratham, New Hampshire.

Twenty-one-year-old Robert Pavao, formerly of Berwick, Maine, is accused of killing Catherine Heppner on Feb. 9.

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The charge alleges Pavao stabbed her before, after or while engaged in the commission of, or attempting to commit felonious sexual assault.

He also was indicted on a second-degree murder charge.

Pavao continues to be held without bail. He pleaded not guilty following his arrest. A message seeking comment was left with his attorney.

Authorities say Pavao was a security guard at the business headquarters in Stratham.