NORTH CONWAY MAN’S TRIAL DELAYED

by Christian Mower on November 1, 2011

A JURY WAS SECHEDULED TO BE SELECTED MONDAY IN SUPERIOR COURT IN OSSIPEE IN THE CASE OF A 40-YEAR-OLD NORTH CONWAY MAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO KILL HIS 32-YEAR-OLD DOMESTIC PARTNER LATE LAST YEAR.

WILLIAM RAMSEY OF WEST SIDE ROAD FACES THREE FELONY CHARGES OF ATTEMPTED MURDER, KIDNAPPING, SECOND DEGREE ASSAULT – AND MISDEMEANOR CRIMINAL THREATENING, IN CONNECTION WITH AN INCIDENT IN DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR (2010) DURING WHICH HE ALLEGEDLY CONFINED KELLY HUNT AGAINST HER WILL AND REPEATEDLY ASSAULTED HER, INCLUDING FORCING A CURLING IRON DOWN HER THROAT.

RAMSEY WAS ARRESTED IN HAMPTON SHORTLY BEFORE CHRISTMAS AFTER ALLEGEDLY SENDING A THREATENING TEXT MESSAGE TO HUNT. CONWAY POLICE LIEUTENANT CHRIS PERLEY SAID AT THE TIME HUNT’S INJURIES WERE SO SERIOUS HOSPITAL WORKERS DETERMINED HER VOCAL CORDS HAD BEEN DAMAGED.

PERLEY SAID RAMSEY HAD A CRIMINAL RECORD IN ALASKA AND WISCONSIN.

THE TRIAL IS SCHEDULED TO START TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1.

UPDATE: THE TRIAL WAS DELAYED TUESDAY BECAUSE THE DEFENSE SAID IT HAD NOT BEEN ABLE TO REACH AN OUT-OF-STATE WITNESS. A NEW TRIAL DATE WAS NOT IMMEDIATELY SET.