A 34-year-old man has been arrested and charged in a double homicide in New Hampshire, according to authorities.
New Hampshire's attorney general office said Timothy Verrill of Dover was arrested in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on Monday on two counts of second-degree murder.
In Lawrence District Court Tuesday, Verrill shielded his face behind a door as he was arraigned on a fugitive from justice charge.
“Are you aware you are wanted by the state of New Hampshire,” the judge asked him. Verrill replied, “Yeah.”
“It’s my understanding that he was at Leahy Behavioral Health in Lawrence for treatment of mental issues and that’s where they arrested him,” said Verrill’s Public Defender John Morris.
Verrill is accused of repeatedly stabbing Christine Sullivan, 48, and her friend, Jenna Pellegrini, 32, to death in a Farmington home on Meaderboro Road on Jan. 29. Police say Verrill also hit Sullivan in the head with a blunt object.
Despite Verrill admitting to mental health issues in court Monday, there were no concerns about his ability to understand the accusations. The judge accepted Verrill’s waiver of extradition.
Verrill will be heading back to New Hampshire as early as Wednesday to face a judge on the two murder charges.
The AG's office is also asking anyone with information regarding the victims' whereabouts leading to Jan. 29 is asked to call New Hampshire state police at 603-223-4381.