Home » News » Public Safety
Jury finds man not guilty using stand your ground law
Craig Moses, 23, was charged in connection with an incident outside an Amherst Street nightclub in May 2012.
Moses' attorney argued Moses was innocent under the provisions of the stand your ground self-defense law passed in 2011. Earlier this month, legislators in Concord voted to overturn the law.
Moses said he and his cousin were assaulted after leaving The Junk Yard nightclub on May 5, 2012.
Although police said at the time of Moses' arrest that he had sustained minor facial injuries and that no one sustained serious injuries in the incident, Moses painted a different picture for jurors.
Moses said he was sucker-punched in the chest, sustaining two broken ribs, was punched in the nose and dazed from a head injury.
He said his cousin was punched and kicked in the head, rendering him unconscious and in a pool of blood.
Moses said a third person in the party drove up and Moses was able to get his .380 handgun, for which he has a license.
In an effort to create space around his cousin, he displayed the gun and shouted: "Back the ... up!"
One of the men Moses warned away turned out to be a club bouncer, Steve Cormier.
Moses was arrested and charged with criminal threatening with a deadly weapon and was later indicted by a Hillsborough County South grand jury.
A conviction under the felony threatening charge carries a sentence of three-and-a-half to seven years in the New Hampshire State Prison.
READER COMMENTS: 1
- Talk of 'wings on pigs' threats on police tests U.S. speech rights - 0
- Brentwood police look to increase coverage after officer's death in May - 4
- Londonderry schools placed on lockdown after soldier's unplanned visit to high school causes alarm - 38
- Police investigate report of shots fired - 0
- Manchester blaze that left dozens homeless was accidental - 0
- Milford woman injured in Bedford crash - 0
- Park on any side of the street in Manchester during Christmas week - 0
- NYC mayor wants protests on hold after police deaths - 0
- Mother of two says she's lucky, even though condo destroyed in blaze - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Two Manchester women arrested in separate shoplifting incidents in Hooksett - 1
- Maine police search car belonging to husband of Londonderry shooting victim - 0
- Man arrested after chase, threatening to shoot police in Bow - 0
- Good Samaritan pins Manchester purse snatcher - 0
- Homeless man who saved woman from river: 'I don't consider myself a hero' - 9
- High School Basketball: Rivalries renewed in QCIBT - 0
- Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: Will they get everything on their list? - 0
- Tuohy brothers add new restaurant in familiar spot - 0
- New Horizons volunteers deliver groceries and good cheer, making Christmas special - 0
Londonderry schools placed on lockdown after soldier's unplanned visit to high school causes alarm
Police say woman tried to steal 15 iPads