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Monday, August 13, 2012

DOC inmate from Nashua found dead in cell

Here we have a death which authorities keep saying "under investigation" and by now a "autopsy" has been done with no report of why! If a suicide, there are signs, none of which are mentioned here. So who/what caused his death? It is now December and no answers...
8-13-2012 New Hampshire:

MANCHESTER – An autopsy is scheduled for Monday on the body of 43-year-old Nashua resident Mark John Amsden, an inmate at the N.H. Department of Corrections who died Sunday afternoon after being found unconscious in his cell, officials said.

Amsden, of 3 Kehoe Ave., Apt. A in Nashua, had been held at the facility since July 27, a day after Nashua police arrested him on three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and one count of felonious sexual assault.

Police said that Amsden was arrested on a warrant issued after a woman, whom Amsden reportedly knew, told police she had been sexually assaulted on several occasions.

DOC superintendent David Dionne said Amsden was alone in his cell when he was discovered unconscious at 1:17 Sunday afternoon.

“We had no indication Mr. Amsden was in any form of distress,” Dionne said.

He said correctional officers and on-duty medical personnel began emergency medical treatment, which continued until American Medical Response and Manchester Fire Department personnel arrived. Efforts to revive Amsden failed, and emergency personnel pronounced him dead at 1:51 p.m., Dionne said.

Dionne said Amsden was being held at the DOC on $50,000 bail since his July 27 Nashua District Court arraignment.

Dionne also said Amsden had 13 previous admissions to the DOC.

According to Telegraph archives, Amsden’s local criminal history dates back to at least 2004, when Nashua police arrested him in December on three counts of forgery in connection with the theft of checks from his neighbor. He was indicted in March 2005. At the time, Amsden gave an address of 4 Auburn St., one of several he had over the years.

In August 2005, Amsden, then of Revere, Mass., was charged with violation of a protective order. Two months later, he pleaded guilty to stalking, and received a suspended sentence.

Amsden was 37 when he was charged in February 2007 with felony failure to register as a sex offender. He lived at 28 Railroad Square at the time; In August that year, he lived at 18 Abbott St., Unit B, when he was charged with criminal trespass.

In February 2008, Amsden lived at 20 Harvard St., No. 3, when he was arrested for driving after revocation or suspension, records state. In October that year, while living at 24B Fletcher St., Nashua police picked Amsden up on a warrant for assault out of Portsmouth.

About a year later, Amsden was arrested for criminal threatening and stalking. On July 4, 2011, he resided at 23 Temple St., No. 302 when police arrested him on stalking and domestic violence charges.

And about a month before his most recent arrest, Amsden was again arrested on domestic violence – stalking.

Dionne said Amsden’s death is under investigation by Manchester police and corrections officials. ..Source.. by Dean Shalhoup


Nashua Man Found Dead in Prison Cell

8-20-2012 New Hampshire:

A Nashua man with a long arrest history was found dead inside his prison cell Sunday.

Mark John Amsden, 43, was found unconscious at about 1:15 p.m. at Valley Street Jail in Manchester, according to Manchester Police Lt. Maureen Tessier.

Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead just before 2 p.m.

Amsden, of 3 Kehoe Ave., Nashua, was arrested July 26 by Nashua Police, charged with three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault; and one count of felonious sexual assault, a class B felony. Amsden had been incarcerated more than a dozen times over the past decade on charges ranging from forgery, stalking, and assault to criminal threatening.

Cause of death remains under investigation, pending results of an autopsy, which is scheduled for today, Tessier said. ..Source.. by Carol Robidoux


Nashua Man’s Jail Cell Death Under Investigation

An autopsy is planned for a 43-year-old inmate at a New Hampshire jail who was found unconscious in his cell.

Mark John Amsden of Nashua had been at the Manchester Department of Corrections facility since July 27. He had been arrested on charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault.

he Telegraph of Nashua reports Superintendent David Dionne said Amsden was alone in his cell when he was found Sunday afternoon. Emergency medical personnel were unable to revive him.

His death is under investigation by Manchester police and corrections officials.

Amsden had a criminal record going back to 2004 including charges of forgery, stalking, and failing to register as a sex offender. ..Source.. by CBS Boston

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My main question here is a man died in prison, noone knows why right now, yet this whole article is based on his criminal history? Does this justify his death in some way. It seems to me the focus is not as it should be.