CONCORD, N.H. (AP)— The New Hampshire Supreme Court will hear daylong arguments in the appeal of the state's only death row convict — Michael Addison.
Addison was sentenced to death for shooting Manchester Police Officer Michael Briggs in the head in 2006, when Briggs attempted to arrest him on robbery charges.
Death penalty opponents say they will hold a vigil outside the courthouse on Wednesday and court officials say members of both the Briggs and Addison families are planning to attend the marathon proceedings.
It's been more than 50 years since the Supreme Court heard arguments in a capital case.
Addison would be the first person executed in New Hampshire since 1939.
Arguments are slated to begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m.
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