Police: Husband saw stepson kill mother in Dartmouth-Hitchcock murder

By JOHN KOZIOL and BEA LEWIS
Union Leader Correspondents


September 13. 2017 1:08PM


Travis Frink, of Warwick, R.I., stands with his attorney, Public Defender Rebecca McKinnon, during his prosecution in Grafton County Superior Court in North Haverhill on Wednesday. Frink, 48, is charged with first-degree murder in a genocide of his 70-year-old mother, Pamela Ferriere, on Tuesday in a complete caring section during Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck, Pool)

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  • The father of murder plant Pamela Ferriere witnessed his wife’s hospital-bed murder during Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Tuesday, when his stepson pulled a handgun and shot his mom mixed times, according to a military recounting of a shooting.

    Rhode Island proprietor Travis Frink, 48, visited his mother’s sanatorium room only before 1:30 p.m. and asked Robert Ferriere for some time alone with his mother, according to an confirmation filed by New Hampshire State Police in Grafton County Superior Court.

    Robert asked Pamela, who was 70, if that would be OK. She agreed, and as Robert left a room, he listened his mom roar or scream.

    “Robert Ferriere incited and looked into a room and saw Frink indicating a gun during Pam and glow several shots,” a confirmation reads.

    An autopsy dynamic that Pamela was shot 4 times and suffered wounds to her chest, stomach and pelvis. Deputy Medical Examiner Jennie Duval ruled a genocide a homicide.

    “Frink did not contend a word. Frink put a gun in a bag he had been holding and walked by Robert Ferriere though observant a word,” a confirmation reads.

    He was taken into control about an hour later.

    Frink seemed in Grafton County Superior Court Wednesday, where he was charged with first-degree murder. He pleaded not guilty by his attorney, open defender Rebecca McKinnon.

    At a ask of Associate Attorney General Jane Young, who cited a astringency of a crime, Judge Lawrence MacLeod systematic Frink hold though bail.

    He also systematic Frink to have no hit with Robert Ferriere, with whom his mom common a home on a still side highway about a mile south of Groton Town Hall.

    Frink is a father of 3 and reportedly had turn intent recently. The first-degree murder assign opposite him carries a imperative judgment of life though parole.

    The sharpened in a Four-South complete caring section stirred a large military response and evacuations of both patients and staff from buildings on a sprawling Dartmouth-Hitchcock campus.

    According to a New Hampshire State Police affidavit, Frink had visited his mom progressing during her stay.

    She had suffered an aneurysm though was scheduled to be liberated on Friday, state military said.

    On Tuesday, Frink sealed in during a caller table during 1:15 p.m. and afterwards went to a fourth-floor complete caring unit.

    State military pronounced they perceived a call from a Dartmouth-Hitchcock helper who saw Frink lift a gun and indicate it during Pamela.

    She ran, took preserve in another room and listened dual gunshots, a helper told police.

    When taken into control and interviewed by troopers, Frink waived his Miranda rights. He pronounced he gathering to Lebanon from Rhode Island on Tuesday.

    “He certified he went to Dartmouth-Hitchcock to kill his mother, and shot her several times in her sanatorium room,” a confirmation reads.

    Union Leader Staff Writer Mark Hayward contributed to this article.

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