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Double-murder suspect Matthew Dion arrives in Manchester; to be arraigned Friday

June 11. 2015 11:15PM
Matthew Dion is shown getting into a police vehicle after arriving at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Thursday night. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)

MANCHESTER -- Matthew Dion of Manchester, wanted for almost 15 months for the murders of his parents in their Mooresville Road home, arrived in his hometown in police custody late Thursday night to answer to the charges Friday morning.

Dion, who was arrested June 3 in Jacksonville, Fla., arrived at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport around 10 p.m. 

The bodies of Bob and Connie Dion were found strangled inside their home after a March 24, 2014 fire. Matthew Dion faces two counts of second-degree murder and single charges of arson and possession of child pornography.

Dion is scheduled to be arraigned by video Friday morning in Manchester District Court. He faces second-degree murder charges in the March 2014 strangulation death of his parents, Bob and Connie Dion.

New Hampshire court officials have said a suspect must be physically in the state of New Hampshire for an arraignment.

Matthew Dion arrives at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Thursday night. He is scheduled to be arraigned on several charges, including the murder of his parents, on Friday morning. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)

Dion had been at the Clay County Jail since his June 3 apprehension in a suburb of Jacksonville, Fla. He was listed on the inmate census as late as Thursday morning.

The U.S. Marshal's Service apprehended Dion but Marshal's Service officials said the agency usually only handles the transportation of suspects facing federal charges.

New Hampshire authorities have also charged Dion with arson and three counts of possession of child pornography.

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