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Silver City, New Mexico was recently the site of a grizzly series of events that resulted in the murder of one woman, Nikki Bascom, and a subsequent suicide of the perpetrator, Mark Contreras, a police captain. This shocking and sad event was the culmination of a number of prior incidents involving Contreras’s repeated and bold harassment of Bascom following the end of their relationship.Negligence-legal-definition-258x300

Bascom is survived by two children, now living with Bascom’s mother, Karri Dalton. Dalton has since begun a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of Bascom’s children. Dalton claims that neglectful policing led to the eventual murder of Bascom at the hands of Contreras. The case is against Silver City’s police department, citing the departments repeated demonstrations of ignoring Contreras’s history of violence and allowed his disruptive behavior to continue, and eventually allowed him to kill Bascom.

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On Wednesday morning July 16, 2014 a collision occurred at the intersection of Route 101A and Continental Boulevard in Merrimack NH. A Nashua woman who was struck by a dump truck in the driver’s side of her SUV was killed.Merrimack-ax-716-jpg

Merrimack Police identified the SUV driver as Elizabeth McQuinn, 60, of 3 Briarcliff Drive, Nashua. The collision occurred at approximately 6 a.m. at the intersection of Route 101A and Continental Boulevard.

Merrimack Police said McQuinn was driving the Kia Sorento and attempting to make a left turn from McDonald’s to travel west on Route 101A when the vehicle was struck by the dump truck traveling east on Route 101A. The Merrimack Fire Department extricated McQuinn and pronounced her dead at the scene, according to police. Police identified the driver of the dump truck as Kyle Witty, 43, of Cornish.

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