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Man accused of killing girlfriend who was hit by furniture

July 24, 2019
This booking photo released Wednesday, July 24, 2019, by the Manchester Police Department shows Damien Seace, arrested Tuesday and accused of killing his girlfriend Jennifer Burpee in Manchester, N.H. (Manchester Police Department via AP)
This booking photo released Wednesday, July 24, 2019, by the Manchester Police Department shows Damien Seace, arrested Tuesday and accused of killing his girlfriend Jennifer Burpee in Manchester, N.H. (Manchester Police Department via AP)

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been accused of killing his girlfriend by hitting her with a piece of furniture.

Authorities said police responded to a reported domestic disturbance at an apartment in Manchester on Tuesday. A woman called 911 from the apartment saying “Damien” was pounding on her door. When police arrived, they found 45-year-old Jennifer Burpee dead. They said they found her boyfriend, 35-year-old Damien Seace, hiding in a bathroom.

Seace was arrested on two counts of second-degree murder in Burpee’s death. Police said Burpee suffered blunt force trauma from a piece of furniture.

Seace awaited arraignment Wednesday; it wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer and a phone number couldn’t be found for him.