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NH Teen Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity in Mom's Death

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    Autopsy Shows NH Woman Was Stabbed in the Neck

    Melissa Hatch, 42, was found dead Friday in a Madison home and her death has been ruled a homicide.

    (Published Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019)

    New Hampshire authorities say a teenager has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the fatal stabbing of his mother.

    Police said 42-year-old Melissa Hatch, of Madison, was found dead in her home in February. Her son, Keith Dobens, who turns 18 Friday, was charged with second-degree murder. He appeared in court Thursday

    A judge in Carroll County Superior Court agreed the parties have shown that Dobens still suffers from a mental disease or defect and poses "a substantial risk of bodily injury to others."

    Dobens is being committed to a secure psychiatric unit for five years.

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