Man faces second-degree murder charge in 2016 killing of Richard Carlson

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Jonathan "Frenchy" Bijeol, who feels lucky to have found Hope for NH Recovery.
Jonathan Bijeol

MANCHESTER, NH – New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster and Manchester Police Chief Enoch Willard announce that an arrest has been made for the August 2016 murder of Richard Carlson.

Jonathan Bijeol, 34, has been arrested and charged with one count of second-degree Murder, RSA 630:1-b, I(b), for recklessly causing the death of Richard Carlson, under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life, by striking Richard Carlson, 61, repeatedly in the head, face, neck, and upper torso areas. Mr. Carlson was found deceased in Prout Park, Manchester, on August 28, 2016.

Jonathan Bijeol was already incarcerated at the NH State Prison on unrelated charges, according to Senior Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley. He will be arraigned on the morning of Monday, January 30, 2017, at the 9th Circuit – District Division Court in Manchester, New Hampshire.

In August of 2015 Bijeol, who goes by the nickname Frenchy, was interviewed for a story by Manchester Ink Link about his quest to enter rehab and get off of drugs.

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