Man charged in fatal stabbing in Manchester


Nov. 24 – A man arrested in connection with the stabbing of a Manchester resident along a popular walking trail has been charged with multiple charges in connection with the crime, prosecutors said this week.

Raymond L. Moore, 40, of no known address, has been indicted and charged with one count of murder for knowingly causing the death of Daniel Whitmore, 75, of Manchester by stabbing him with a knife on September 2, and a alternate count of second-degree murder for recklessly causing Whitmore’s death under circumstances that show “an extreme indifference to the value of human life” by stabbing him with a knife, Attorney General John Formella said in a press release.

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Moore was also charged separately with “knowingly having in his possession or control a knife, a deadly weapon, after having previously been convicted of an offense against the person or property of another.” These crimes were allegedly committed while Moore was out on bail, prosecutors said.

Moore, formerly of Forest, Mississippi, is currently being held without bail. He will be arraigned on these charges in Hillsborough County Superior Court – Northern District on December 15.

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Manchester Police responded to a walking trail on the western edge of Nutt’s Pond, accessible from Precourt Park, at around 10:32am on Friday, September 2, after receiving an 911 call for a man who had been stabbed.

Officers found Whitmore suffering from stab wounds and performed emergency medical care, but the Queen City resident was eventually pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy determined Whitmore died of “multiple stab and incision wounds,” according to a release. His death was ruled a murder.

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