HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) – The latest person charged in the murder of a Vermont man in northern New Hampshire is accused of helping plot the murder while he was in jail.

Michael Robie, 18, is accused of plotting with three others to kill Christopher Gray, 25, of Groton, Vt., and telling them to destroy evidence. He is being held on $500,000 bail on a conspiracy to commit murder charge.

Gray’s body was found on Oct. 9, buried on property near the trailer home where the four suspects live in Haverhill.

Robie is the father of a 2-month-old son with Amber Talbot, 17, who also has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Gray, Talbot and another defendant, Timothy Smith, 23, all worked at the Woodsville Wal-Mart.

Smith is being held on a second degree murder charge. The fourth suspect, Anthony Howe, 18, is being held on a charge of hindering apprehension.

Court papers say that in mid-September, Robie called the other three from jail and talked about killing Gray.

Late on the night of Oct. 7, the complaint alleges, Talbot dropped dropped off Smith, Howe and Gray at the trailer.

Soon after, according to the court complaint, “Anthony Howe grabbed Christopher Gray and told Timothy Smith to ‘do it now.”‘

At about 2 a.m. Oct. 8, “Timothy Smith called Amber Talbot and said ‘it was done,”‘ the complaint said.

Later that day, according to the complaint, “Timothy Smith and Anthony Howe buried Christopher Gray’s body” on the property.


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