Kathy McCormack of Associated Press reports:
An attorney for a woman convicted of killing two boyfriends on her horse farm appealed her case to the New Hampshire Supreme Court yesterday, saying a lower court should have suppressed evidence gathered from police searches of her property.
Attorney David Rothstein argued police violated Sheila LaBarre’s privacy by going onto her Epping property on March 24, 2006, without a warrant when they went to check on the well-being of one of her boyfriends.
When police went to the house to check, they saw a burned mattress and a burn pile with a large bone fragment. After knocking and getting no response, they kicked down the door, court documents said. Shortly after that, LaBarre arrived and invited them into the house. Countie was not there, but his sneakers were. When police asked for them, she refused. She also said the bone was from a rabbit she had cremated.
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