Eric Largy’s brother and uncle ask judge for contact after 7 years

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Eric Largy was reunited on Tuesday with his brother and uncle for the first time in seven years at a hearing in Hillsborough County Superior Court South in Nashua. From left, uncle Daniel Largy, brother Joseph Largy, friend Tom O'Brien, and Eric Largy.
Eric Largy was reunited on Tuesday with his brother and uncle for the first time in seven years at a hearing in Hillsborough County Superior Court South in Nashua. From left, uncle Daniel Largy, brother Joseph Largy, friend Tom O’Brien, and Eric Largy.

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NASHUA, NH – It was a family reunion of sorts for Eric Largy on Tuesday as his brother Joseph Largy and uncle Daniel Largy asked a judge to remove their names from a no-contact order so they can help him and keep track of his case.

Largy, who hadn’t seen any family members for seven years while he was locked up in state custody after allegedly beating his father, retired Nashua Police Chief Clifton Largy, received more good news at the hearing in Hillsborough County Superior Court South as well.

Judge Charles S. Temple approved of Largy’s brother and uncle having contact with him and denied the prosecution’s motion to jail Largy for six months for contempt for allegedly not fully participating in a recent court-ordered competency evaluation.


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The results of Dr. Shannon Bader’s evaluation could mean the case against Largy comes to an end. If Dr. Bader finds Largy incompetent to stand trial and unrestorable, the recently refiled criminal charges will be dropped and Largy will be a free man, according to public defender Michael Davidow. He represents Largy with Suzanne Ketteridge.

“If not competent and (he) could be restored, the case is essentially continued to see if he gets better,” Davidow said.

Largy, 49, was re-indicted on May 17 for allegedly beating his father seven years ago in a highly publicized case in which police said Eric tortured his father for 12 hours and restrained him with duct tape in an antique barber’s chair. Eric has maintained that he was defending himself that day from a father who abused him all of his life, allegations Clifton Largy denies.

Clifton Largy previously told InDepthNH.org that Eric lured him to his home on April 22, 2009, and attacked him from behind. Clifton Largy suffered broken facial bones and eye sockets.

The no-contact order remains in place relative to Clifton Largy, who could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.

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