N.H. 18-year-old indicted in father’s death

Joseph Beam is accused of assaulting his dad with a hammer and a knife.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire teenager has been indicted by a grand jury on a murder charge stemming from the death of his father last year.

Eighteen-year-old Joseph Beam was indicted in connection with the death of Jason Beam, 41, in Antrim, Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said Thursday. Joseph Beam faces a charge of first-degree murder and is accused of assaulting his father with a hammer and a knife, MacDonald said.

Police arrested Joseph Beam on Nov. 1, 2019, and he has been held without bail since. Authorities have said that’s the day his father was killed.

A spokesperson for the attorney general’s office said they did not know who is representing Joseph Beam in court. A phone number for Beam could not be found.

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