Teen sentenced to 15 to 75 years for brutal 2015 assault, kidnapping

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Isaiah Williams
Isaiah Williams

MANCHESTER, NH —  Isaiah Williams, 19, of Manchester, was sentenced in Hillsborough County Superior Court before Judge Gillian Abramson in Hillsborough County Superior Court North on Dec. 22 to serve a total of 15-75 years in a plea deal with the state.

According to County Attorney Dennis Hogan, Williams was sentenced to serve 10 to 30 years on one felony count of first degree assault; a consecutive 4 to 15 years on one felony count of conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, and a consecutive 10 to 30 year sentence on one felony count of kidnapping with nine years of the minimum suspended on the kidnapping charge. before the Honorable Gillian Abramson in Hillsborough County Superior Court (Northern District).

Williams pleaded guilty to a negotiated agreement with the state to crimes committed in Goffstown on March 9, 2015. Williams pleaded guilty to planning and participating in the brutal beating of Joshua Auger, of Goffstown, with a baseball bat and gun.

Augure was lured out of his home and ambushed by Williams and another teen, Jayson Setute, and was struck multiple times with a bat and a gun before being placed in the trunk of a car and driven to Moose Club Park Road, near the intersection of Circle Drive, in Goffstown where he was assaulted further and left, seriously wounded, by his attackers.

Auger managed to get to a nearby house and request help. An investigation started soon after by the Goffstown Police Department in conjunction with the State Police Major Crime Unit. The investigation uncovered the identity of Williams and Setute, the ongoing dispute between them which was a motive, and the efforts Setute and Williams made to cover up their actions.

The conspiracy conviction alleges Setoute and Williams conspired with Alissa Chandler, 19, of 73 Henry Bridge Road, Goffstown, to commit first-degree assault, and that Chandler drove Setoute and Williams to meet the victim, whom they then assaulted. Setoute was previously sentenced to 15 to 60 years in prison for his involvement.

Assistant Hillsborough County Attorneys Charlene F. Dulac and Michael Zaino represented the state in the prosecution. Hillsborough County Victim Advocate Merrill Beauchamp assisted with the prosecution. The Goffstown Police Department and the State Police Major Crimes Unit investigated the case.


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Carol Robidoux

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Longtime NH journalist and publisher of ManchesterInkLink.com. Loves R&B, German beer, and the Queen City!