UNION LEADER – A Manchester man who was on parole for murdering his infant daughter in 2001 was captured by a police dog after officers responded to a domestic incident in the city Sunday night, officials said.
Christopher Denton, 50, was charged with criminal threatening with a deadly weapon, simple assault, and resisting arrest.
In 2002, Denton, then living in Enfield, pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of his 5-month-old baby girl the year before. As part of a negotiated settlement, he was sentenced to 18 to 36 years in prison.
The incident that led to his new arrest began around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, when police were called to a Beech Street address for a report of a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived, a man opened the door, then quickly shut it, according to a news release from Manchester police.
“Police heard the man yelling and a woman scream,” officials said. Officers ordered the man to come out, and shortly after a woman ran from the home.
But the man, later identified as Denton, stood near the door and refused to come outside. Police fired a “non-lethal projectile” at Denton without effect and the man eventually came outside but refused to comply with the officers’ orders, officials said.
Officers fired a second projectile at Denton, again without effect, and Denton started to run … READ MORE [subscription may be required]