Police Log: Man accused of second-degree murder in death of his father


CHESTERFIELD, N.H. >> Peter Giandalone, 23, of Chesterfield, has been officially charged with second-degree murder in the death of his father, John Giandalone, 64, on July 12, according to a press release from the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.

Peter Giandalone currently is in custody on an arrest warrant for theft by unauthorized taking for taking his father's vehicle after he allegedly used a knife to injure his father in the neck.

It is expected that Peter Giandalone will be arraigned on both charges in the Cheshire County Superior Court, on Wednesday.

After the alleged attack on July 12, which occurred at the Giandalone home on Herric Road, Peter Giandalone fled the state. On Sunday he was found and taken into custody in South Carolina.

Peter Giandalone was supposed to have been under house arrest in his parent's home, after being charged with passing forged $100 bills. Giandalone is also wanted in Brattleboro, Vt., as a suspect in the robbery of the Putney Road Dunkin Donuts in May.

The investigation is ongoing.

July 15

• At 7:05 p.m., the Vermont State Police responded to a residence in Westminster for the report of a disturbance. As a result, Brenda Barbour, 45, of Westminster, was cited on July 18 with first degree aggravated domestic assault.

July 17

• At 3:10 p.m., the Vermont State Police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 91 in Dummerston. As a result, Frank Dubiel, 32, of Winchester, N.H., was cited with negligent operation and excessive speed for traveling at 111 mph in a 65-mph zone.


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