Matthew Dion sentenced to 60 years for murder of parents

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Matthew Dion
Matthew Dion

MANCHESTER, NH –  Matthew Dion, 40, confessed killer of his parents Constance and Robert Dion, was sentenced Dec. 3 to serve 60 years in prison – 30 years for each of his parents.

The sentence was part of a plea deal in which other lesser charges were dropped, including possession of child pornography, after Dion confessed to the murders and arson, authorities, according to WMUR.

New information that came to light during Wednesday’s proceedings included a letter of confession sent to authorities by Dion while he was on the run, and also that he had been stealing stamps from his father’s stamp collection which he then was selling in Boston.

It was the unraveling of a secret life Dion had been living prior to the murder of his parents in March of 2014, according to Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin.

“He told everyone that he was working. He, in fact, didn’t have a job. He was experiencing some pain in medical issues. He had some relationship issues, and it looks like all that came to a head,” said Strelzin.

Read the full story on WMUR.

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