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PELHAM, N.H. (AP) – A Massachusetts man has been indicted on manslaughter and negligent homicide charges for a fatal crash in New Hampshire last September.

Jason Connolly of Lawrence was charged earlier this week in the death of 52-year-old John Sweren of Pelham.

Police said Connolly was driving the getaway car from a pet shop theft in Salem when he crossed over the center line in Pelham and collided with Sweren’s motorcycle.

Salem police previously charged the 34-year-old Connolly as an accomplice to the theft of a $1,900 baby macaw from the pet store. Police say Joseph Murabito, who was with Connolly, jumped out of the car after the crash and ran into the woods to hide the bird.

The bird was found alive two days later.

The 35-year-old Murabito, also of Lawrence, has been charged with felony shoplifting.

Information from: Eagle Tribune, http://www.eagletribune.com

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