N.H.’s Supreme Court Ruling On The Michael Addison Case

Nov 6, 2013

In a highly-watched decision yesterday, the justices upheld Addison’s conviction of “capital murder” for killing a police officer. But the court said at a later date would it rule on Addison’s death sentence itself. We’ll look at this decision and its possible ramifications.

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  • John Greabe – professor at UNH School of Law, specializing in constitutional law
  • Josh Rogers - NHPR's senior political reporter


  • Renny Cushing – Democratic representative from Hampton and longtime advocate for repeal of the death penalty in New Hampshire. He has announced his plan to sponsor legislation to repeal the death penalty this year.
  • Charlie Putnam – clinical associate professor of Justice Studies at UNH and co-director of Justiceworks

Check out our timeline of New Hampshire's death penalty history here.