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Manchester CrimeWatch: Accused decides she needs a lawyer

April 11. 2013 11:08PM

When Molly McKenzie, 24, of 21 Jane St., was arraigned Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on simple assault and criminal mischief charges involving her boyfriend, she declined to apply for a court-appointed lawyer.

But when she appeared in Circuit Court Thursday on a stalking charge, accused of being with the alleged victim at the Jane Street address, in violation of her bail conditions, she decided she needed a lawyer.

Because she allegedly violated her bail conditions on the assault charge, police prosecutors filed a motion to revoke her bail and a hearing was set for today.

Trial on the stalking charge was set for June 19, the same date as trial on the earlier charges.

Ready to go

When a clerk in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division told detainee Hazel Hunt that her resisting arrest case would be heard in Derry court, where she had failed to appear for arraignment, Hunt started towards the courtroom door.

But as bailiffs blocked her path, the clerk told Hunt that first she had to go before Judge William Lyons for arraignment on the arrest warrant.

Lyons set bail at $1,000 personal recognizance and told Hunt, who had been arrested in Manchester, that she must appear in the Derry court April 18.

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