GOP activist, lawyer stabbed to death in his Durham, NH, home

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GOP activist, lawyer stabbed to death in his Durham, NH, home

Officials said Saturday they were investigating a suspicious death at 98 Bennett Road in Durham, New Hampshire.

By Kaitlin McKinley Becker  Published August 27, 2023  Updated on August 28, 2023 at 7:58 am


A suspicious death investigation that was underway this weekend in Durham, New Hampshire, has been ruled a homicide after an autopsy was completed on the victim.

The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office said in a statement Sunday that the medical examiner determined the death of 41-year-old Alexander Talcott was caused by a stab wound to the neck. His manner of death has been ruled a homicide.

A spokesperson for the attorney general’s office has confirmed Talcott was a GOP activist and lawyer.

The state director of the New Hampshire chapter of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) said in a statement to NBC10 Boston that Talcott stood out as “a staunch advocate for the core values of the Republican Party.”

“His unwavering belief in liberty, free markets, and limited government resonated deeply in his role as a lawyer. Within the RNLA, his leadership was unwavering in promoting our shared values, ensuring every member felt empowered and well-prepared,” William O’Brien said of Talcott.

“Alex was an exceptionally skilled champion for the rule of law and the importance of fair and honest elections. We will forever honor Alex’s selfless dedication and profound contributions to our shared vision of liberty through legal processes,” O’Brien added. “His legacy will undoubtedly inspire future generations within the RNLA and the greater legal community.”

Talcott was found dead in his Bennett Road home early Saturday morning. There were numerous police vehicles on scene, and the attorney general’s office said at the time they were actively investigating a man’s suspicious death at the residence.


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Talcott’s name wasn’t released until Sunday, at which point officials said they had identified all of the people involved in the incident, and there is no known danger to the public.

Investigators are continuing to look at whether or not the person who stabbed Talcott was acting in self-defense, officials said. Their name has not been released.

An investigation into Talcott’s death is ongoing, and further information has not been shared at this time.

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