NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman accused of leading a home invasion and assault in New Hampshire is now facing charges of attempted murder.
Fifty-seven-year-old Cynthia Nagele of Lowell was indicted by a grand jury this week on the upgraded charge.
Police say she broke through a window of a Hollis home and stabbed Christopher Whitehead with a box cutter and hit him in the head with a hammer on May 17.
The Nashua Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/17UAgpk ) that a motion filed by Nagele’s attorney says she acted in self-defense and could use the state’s stand your ground law to explain her use of nondeadly force because her brother, who also lived at the home, allowed her to be there.
Police say Whitehead was taken the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Information from: The Telegraph, http://www.nashuatelegraph.com