CONCORD, N.H. (TCD) — A jury convicted a 27-year-old man this week of fatally shooting a couple who was out walking on a trail path near their home last year.
The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office announced Monday, Oct. 23, that Logan Clegg was found guilty of four counts of second-degree murder, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and four counts of falsifying physical evidence in connection with the killings of Stephen and Djeswende “Wendy” Reid. Clegg’s trial lasted about three weeks.
The four murder counts stem from two counts of knowingly causing Stephen and Wendy’s deaths and two counts of recklessly causing their deaths.
On April 18, 2022, at approximately 2:20 p.m., the Reids left their residence at the Alton Woods apartments and made their way to the Broken Ground Trails. The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office said the couple was not heard from after that. Their bodies were discovered three days later on April 21, 2022, in a wooded area near the Marsh Loop Trail.
An autopsy determined 67-year-old Stephen and 66-year-old Wendy both died from multiple gunshot wounds.
Six months after the Reids’ killings, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office and Concord Police Department announced an arrest warrant had been signed charging Clegg with murder. Clegg was taken into custody in Vermont on an unrelated charge, then extradited back to New Hampshire.
WMUR-TV reports prosecutor Josh Speicher said his team was “very happy” with the verdict.
Clegg’s defense attorney, Caroline Smith, said, “We said what we had to say in court and feel very sad.”
Stephen and Wendy Reid’s son, Brian Reid, also spoke after the verdict and said in a statement, “A liar, a thief, a murderer has been brought to justice today. The legacy of my parents’ humanitarian work, their kindness and their love for life will endure. Let today be a reminder of the value of human life and the strength of community. For myself, our families and everyone who carried and shared our pain, may the justice that has been served aid in the work of our healing.”
Both Stephen and Wendy worked in the humanitarian sector. According to a statement shared by WMUR, Stephen spent four years in the Peace Corps in West Africa, then met Wendy, who was from West Africa, in Washington, D.C. Wendy received a sports scholarship to attend college in D.C. The two “bonded over their mutual love of adventures and fitness.”
The couple moved back to Concord, New Hampshire, three years before they were killed so they could “enjoy a well-deserved retirement.” He spent over 30 years working in international development, while Wendy helped new refugees get adjusted to the United States.
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