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Boyfriend of Murder Victim Appears in Court on Drug, Driving Charges

Authorities say Tanya Hall was shot and killed as Jeremy Winslow drove away from the ManchVegas Bar and Grill

The boyfriend of the woman who was shot and killed outside a Manchester, New Hampshire, bar over the weekend pleaded not guilty to drug and driving charges in Hillsborough County Superior Court Friday.

In an orange jumpsuit while being arraigned by video, a tearful Jeremy Winslow listened as Defense Attorney Mark Osborne described in detail the night his girlfriend was murdered.

"Tanya Hall had been shot and was leaning against him," explained Osborne. "As he drove to the police department, she died."

Authorities say Hall was shot and killed as Winslow drove away from the ManchVegas Bar and Grill Saturday night.

Justin Moura has been charged with Hall's murder.

Manchester Police arrested Winslow Thursday for allegedly driving his blue Jeep without a license and possessing cocaine the night of Hall's death.

Police say during a search, "they found a small baggie containing a white powder on the center dash board."

At Winslow's arraignment Friday, the state argued for $10,000 cash bail, saying Winslow has failed to appear almost 20 times for previous court proceedings.

"The basis for the state's request is that the defendant is both a danger to the community, but moreso, your honor, is that the defendant is a flight risk," said Assistant Hillsborough County Attorney Patrice Casian.

Casian went on for several minutes listing motor vehicle charges, probation violations and domestic violence convictions dating back almost two decades.

Osborne argued that the state's bail request was "excessive and unfair," and said the court must focus on the charges at hand.

"He was approached by some people looking for trouble. He did not fight, he did not cause trouble," Osborne said. "He wants justice for himself, he wants justice for his lost girlfriend and he wants these allegations behind him."

Late Friday afternoon, the judge issued a bail order siding with the state in this matter.

Winslow is being held in jail on $10,000 cash bail.

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