New Hampshire prosecutors have dropped a first-degree murder charge against one of the defendants in a deadly Mont Vernon home invasion.READ MORE: More Homeowners May Soon Have To Restrict Lawn Watering During Droughts
READ MORE: Pfizer COVID-19 Shot Expanded To US Children As Young As 12
Eighteen-year-old William Marks no longer faces a possible life sentence, and is expected to be sentenced next month to 30-60 years in prison for a lesser conviction in the death of Kimberly Cates in her home last October. Cates’ 11-year-old daughter, Jaimie, was severely injured in the same attack.
Superior Court Judge Gillian Abramson said in a written order that prosecutors dismissed the first-degree murder charge against Marks immediately after she rejected a plea deal last week.MORE NEWS: Zachary Richardson Identified As Man Killed By Officers After 'Repeatedly Ramming' Leicester Police Station
Lead prosecutor Jeffery Strelzin said he dismissed the charge because that’s what the plea deal called for.