- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) - A prosecutor told jurors a Vermont man struck his wife multiple times when she returned to her New Hampshire home after filing for divorce.

Forty-five-year-old James Robarge is charged with first-degree murder and an alternative charge of second-degree murder in the death of his wife - 42-year-old Kelly Robarge - on June 27, 2013. Her badly decomposed and animal-ravaged body was found 10 days later in Unity.

Prosecutor Susan Morrell told jurors in her final argument Monday that the evidence against Robarge is overwhelming and that he lied to jurors about his actions the day she was killed.

His lawyer told jurors they should acquit Robarge because there’s no evidence of where, when or how she died.

The jury will begin deliberating Robarge’s fate after hearing instructions on the law.


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