- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire judge has denied a bail hearing for one of three men accused in the shooting death of a confidential informant.

The Caledonian Record (https://bit.ly/2b4dEjc ) reports that a Grafton Superior Court judge said last week that the evidence before the court that 21-year-old Damion Yeargle fatally shot 22-year-old Robert Pierog is credible.

Yeargle’s attorney had argued that his client is entitled to a hearing under both New Hampshire and U.S. constitutions.

But the judge says those charged with first-degree murder aren’t allowed bail when the proof is evident or the presumption is great.

Yeargle is charged with shooting Pierog with a .22-caliber rifle outside of his home in May.

Prosecutors say three men plotted Pierog’s killing, buying rubber gloves and bandanas before arriving at Pierog’s Littleton apartment.

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, https://www.caledonianrecord.com

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