Pelham

Man Indicted on Attempted Murder Charges in NH Church Shooting

Holloway faces additional charges of first- and second-degree murder

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Pelham Police

A man accused of shooting a New Hampshire church pastor and bride during a wedding and later attacking his own lawyer has been formally indicted on two counts of attempted murder, among other charges, according to court paperwork.

A grand jury in superior court in Nashua handed up the indictments Tuesday against Dale Holloway, 37, of Manchester.

Holloway also faces charges of first- and second-degree assault and being a convicted felon with a firearm stemming from the October shootings at a Pelham church. He's pleaded not guilty.

Stanley Choate, 75, the presiding bishop, was shot in the chest. Claire McMullen, 60, was shot in the arm. Authorities said the groom is the father of a man who was charged with killing Holloway's stepfather.

A man accused in the Pelham, New Hampshire, church shooting assaulted his own attorney in jail, a source said.

Separately, a grand jury in Manchester indicted Holloway earlier this month on a first-degree assault charge, accusing him of striking his public defender in the face and head, causing him to suffer a hemorrhage. They were meeting in a jail interview room.

Holloway had denied assaulting the lawyer, Michael Davidow, and said he got an officer's attention after noticing the attorney had a nosebleed.

A message seeking comment on indictments was left with Holloway's attorney, Donna Brown, on Friday.

Three people were injured in a shooting at a church in Pelham, New Hampshire, Saturday.
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