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November 21. 2013 1:12PM

NHSUPCO denies appeal of man convicted of killing wife after she'd attacked him with knife


Robert Dupont shortly after his arrest for second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Jo-Ann Francis, at a campground in Hooksett in 2008. 

Francis was standing inside the trailer holding a knife in her hand. The defendant claimed that after the two had exchanged words, and as he turned to leave, Francis grabbed him and cut his
left arm. A struggle ensued when the defendant tried to take the knife from Francis, during which she sustained nine sharp-force injuries to her head, face, neck, arm and hands.

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