Patricia G. Conway, County Attorney
10 Route 125
Brentwood, NH 03833
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019
Media Contact: Jordan Mayblum
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Rockingham County Attorney Announces Denial of Convicted Arsonist and Animal Abuser’s Appeal
BRENTWOOD — Rockingham County Attorney Patricia G. Conway announces that the state Supreme Court upheld the 2017 conviction of Gregory Bruno on over two dozen charges, including arson, animal cruelty, burglary and solicitation.
The state’s highest court upheld Bruno’s conviction on charges related to crimes he committed against a woman he had dated in 2015, including burglarizing and setting fire to her home.
He was also convicted of additional crimes to cover up the ones against his former girlfriend, including abusing two dogs and killing one, setting fire to a self storage unit, witness tampering and threatening his former girlfriend.
The Supreme Court rejected Bruno’s assertion on appeal that the trial court erred in joining the charges against him, affirming the trial court’s ruling that the charges were logically related even if not committed as part of one criminal episode.
“I am pleased that our state’s highest court has upheld this conviction,” County Attorney Conway said. “The Supreme Court agreed with the trial court in determining that these charges are all directly related to one another, and that justice was served as it relates to Mr. Bruno’s heinous crimes.”
Deputy County Attorney Jennifer Haggar served as the prosecutor on the case, which was resolved following a 15-day trial in June 2017. Bruno was sentenced to 22 1/2 to 60 years in prison.