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Indictments allege second-degree murder in Langlois case

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November 21. 2013 11:14PM

Jesus Fernandez, 27, of Manchester was indicted in the murder of Daniel Langlois in December. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER File)

MANCHESTER - A Hillsborough County Superior Court North grand jury this month indicted Jesus "Scooby" Fernandez, 27, on two felony counts of second-degree murder for the shooting death of Daniel Langlois, 25, last December.

Langlois was shot once in the head near Jane and Nashua streets while driving a friend home about 3 a.m. on Dec. 27, 2012.

A part-time bouncer at the now closed Club Realm, 43 Amherst St., Langlois was driving his friend's SUV because the man had had too much to drink.

The shooting happened near the Jane Street address where Fernandez was living when he was arrested on drug sale warrants a few days after Langlois was killed.

When police went to arrest Fernandez on the drug sale warrants, they reported finding him hiding in a third-floor closet at a Maple Street address. He was indicted in March 2013 for the sale of cocaine and oxycodone to Manchester police confidential informants in June and July 2011.

In July, he was arrested and on charges of second-degree murder and has been behind bars since.

In addition to his job as a bouncer, Langlois worked full-time as a carpenter for a firm installing doors on a new residence hall at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

He and his girlfriend had a 3-year-old daughter and were expecting a son, who was born months after his father's death.

One of the second-degree murder indictments says Fernandez "recklessly caused the death of Daniel Langlois, under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life," while the second indictment says Fernandez "knowingly caused the death of Daniel Langlois."

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