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

Oct 15, 2014

Myles Webster
Credit Manchester Police Department

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.