Logan Clegg Murders 2 In New Hampshire

Logan Clegg is a killer from New Hampshire who was convicted in the murders of Stephen Reid and Djeswende Reid

According to court documents Logan Clegg was a felon who was living in the bush in a tent when retired couple Stephen Reid and Djeswende Reid went for a walk. Clegg would fatally shoot the couple. The reason behind the seemingly random murder is unknown. Clegg would flee the State later telling police he was trying to avoid authorities due to a parole violation and not the murders of Stephen Reid and Djeswende Reid

Logan Clegg would be arrested, convicted and was sentenced to fifty years to life

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Logan Clegg Case

A man who was living in a tent in the woods in New Hampshire was convicted of murder Monday in the fatal shooting of a retired couple who had gone out for a walk.

After a day and a half of deliberation, a jury found Logan Clegg, 27, guilty of second-degree murder in the deaths of Stephen and Djeswende Reid in April 2022. The couple were killed while walking on a trail near their apartment in the city of Concord.

The bodies of the couple, found several days later, had been dragged into the woods and covered with leaves, sticks and debris, police said.

Clegg, who gave a different name when he was questioned by police, later burned his tent, erased information from his computer and bought a bus ticket out of Concord, prosecutors said. Investigators eventually found and arrested him in South Burlington, Vermont, with a one-way plane ticket to Berlin, Germany, a fake passport, and a gun in his backpack, prosecutors said.

Clegg’s lawyers said he left New Hampshire not because of the Reids, but because he had been hiding from police after violating his probation on burglary and theft charges in Utah.

They also said an analysis of shell casings and bullets found in the area could not conclude that his gun fired the shots that killed the Reids.

Clegg was also convicted on charges of falsifying physical evidence and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The trial began Oct. 3.

Prosecutors said Clegg’s repeated lies, his attempt to flee, and the gun found in his backpack offered a trail of evidence to show he was guilty. But defense attorneys said authorities charged the wrong person.

“The state has proven to you over the past three weeks now that the defendant, and the defendant only, killed Stephen and Wendy,” prosecutor Joshua Speicher said, describing the killing as senseless. “We have proven this beyond a reasonable doubt. We have proven to you how he did it, when he did it, where he did it.”

Speicher added, “What we don’t know is why. We just don’t know.”

Defense attorney Mariana Dominguez argued that the state’s case was built on speculation and was full of holes.

“Logan Clegg is not guilty,” she said. “Police investigated, but instead of looking at the science and at the evidence with clear eyes, they speculated. They assumed. … They saw only what they wanted to see. They got the wrong guy.”

Prosecutors said that shell casings and bullet fragments were later found at the crime scene. Shell casings also were found at a location later discovered to be Clegg’s tent site. Prosecutors said bullets fired from Clegg’s 9 mm handgun were consistent in caliber and class characteristics as bullet fragments found during the Reids’ autopsies.

Logan Cleggs’ lawyers said an analysis of shell casings and bullets found in the area could not conclude that his gun fired the shots and that the casing could have come from a variety of guns.

“They have no idea what gun killed the Reids,” Dominguez told the jury during her closing arguments, adding that police “only had eyes” for Clegg’s gun.

Both sides also gave differing accounts of a woman who was walking on the trail with her dogs and allowed the Reids to pass her and walk ahead. She later heard gunshots, then came across a man on the trail before continuing her hike. Defense attorneys argued that the man she saw on the trail was not Clegg because the clothing he had on did not match the prosecution’s description.

https://www.cbsnews.com/boston/news/logan-clegg-guilty-verdict-murder-concord-new-hampshire-couple-stephen-djeswende-reid/

Logan Clegg Sentencing

A man who was convicted of murder in the deadly shooting of a retired New Hampshire couple who had gone out for a walk was sentenced to life in prison Friday morning.

Logan Clegg, 27, was handed a prison sentence of 50 years to life after Judge John Kissinger, who was presiding over the hearing, called him a “stone-cold, violent murderer.”

“Logan Clegg is a stone-cold, violent murderer, nothing more,” Kissinger told the court. “He shot and killed Steve and Wendy Reid for no reason. His statements today ring hollow. He deserves nothing less than a sentence that reflects the magnitude of his crimes, and for that reason, I’m going to fully impose the sentences as recommended by the state.”

Clegg was found guilty of second-degree murder in October in the deaths of Stephen and Djeswende Reid in April 2022.

Prosecutors said Clegg, who had been living in a tent in the woods at the time, shot the couple on a trail near their apartment in Concord before dragging their bodies into the woods.

Their bodies were found several days later, covered with leaves, sticks, and other debris, investigators said.

During his trial, which began on Oct. 3, prosecutors told the court that Clegg later burned his tent, erased his computer, and took a bus out of Concord after the shooting deaths.

Investigators later tracked him down and arrested him in South Burlington, Vermont. He was said to be found with a one-way plane ticket to Germany, a fake passport, and a gun.

Clegg’s legal team argued that he fled New Hampshire because he was on the run for violating his probation for burglary and theft in Utah, not because of the shooting deaths. They also claimed that authorities had arrested the wrong person.

“Those are not the actions of someone trying to escape a probation violation, those are the actions of a murderer in flight from his conduct,” Kissinger told the court.

Prosecutors presented an overwhelming amount of evidence during the trial, including shell casings and bullet fragments found at the crime scene and Clegg’s tent site. Those fragments were said to be consistent in characteristics from Clegg’s 9 mm handgun and those found during autopsies.

Before jurors were sent to deliberate, Prosecutor Joshua Speicher told the court, “The state has proven to you over the past three weeks now that the defendant, and the defendant only, killed Stephen and Wendy. We have proven this beyond a reasonable doubt. We have proven to you how he did it, when he did it, where he did it.”

Jurors returned the guilty verdict against Logan Clegg after deliberating for just a day and a half.

Kissinger called the killings a “senseless, horrific murder of two innocent people,” adding that Clegg “can never be in a position to hurt an innocent person.”

https://news.yahoo.com/sentencing-hearing-set-man-convicted-125950047.html

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