Statement of Gov. John Lynch On Attorney General's Decision to Seek the Death Penalty In the Murder of Officer Michael Briggs
"Earlier this afternoon, I spoke to Attorney General Kelly Ayotte and made clear that she has my full support in seeking the death penalty in the murder of Manchester Police Officer Michael Briggs. The murder of a police officer strikes at the very heart and fabric of our society. Capital murder is the appropriate charge for such a heinous and cowardly crime."