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Man will serve up to 30 years in 2012 killing of Manchester bouncer

November 24. 2014 1:49PM
Jesus Fernandez waves after getting a 15- to 30-year sentence for the December, 2012, killing of Daniel Langlois of Manchester. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)

MANCHESTER — A man accused of shooting a part-time bouncer in the back of the head two years ago, killing him, will be imprisoned for 15 to 30 years after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Jesus Fernandez, 27, who listed addresses in both New York City and Manchester at the time of his arrest, entered the guilty plea in Hillsborough County Superior Court, Northern District on Monday.

Fernandez shot Daniel Langlois, 25, of Manchester in the back of the head on Dec. 27, 2012, as he was sitting in a car at Nashua and Jane streets.

Fernandez contended family members and friends of his were assaulted that night by Langlois – who worked at the club as a part-time bouncer – and a second bouncer at the now-closed Club Realm on Amherst Street.

The bouncers, according to Fernandez, were chasing the assault victims' vehicle through the streets of Manchester.

Fenandez's sister and brother called him for help.

Fernandez, believing Langlois and the other bouncer were going to get out of their car and assault or kill his family and friends, fired a shot through the rear window, striking Langlois in the back of the head.

Originally, Fernandez was charged with two counts of second-degree murder, one charging him with recklessly causing Langlois' death and the other charging him with knowingly causing his death.

At the time of his death, Langlois was also working 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 death.

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