Former GE executive charged with murder after killing pregnant woman while attempting to commit suicideBy Mason White 6:09 PM December 21, 2013
By: David Ross
A man was arrested and charged with murder after he allegedly killed a pregnant woman while attempting to commit suicide, according to police reports in New Hampshire.
The former General Electric executive was charged on Friday, with second-degree murder in an accident that killed a young couple, who were expecting their first child.
Attorney General Joseph Foster and the New Hampshire State Police announced charges against Robert Dellinger, 53, who lives in Sunapee.
Dellinger faces two counts of second-degree murder for the death of Jason Timmons, 29, and Amanda Murphy, 24, who was eight months pregnant when she was murdered.
Dellinger said he was depressed and was trying to kill himself, while driving his full-size pickup through a grass-covered median on Interstate 89. Police said that the truck went airborne and slammed into the family car, killing them instantly. The unborn child did not survive.
Dellinger suffered cuts to his head and face. He was released on bail of $250,000 cash. He was also ordered to wear an electronic monitor and undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Dellinger was arrested at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
He also held senior positions at Sprint Corp., and Delphi Corp.