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.