Nashua man gets 1-6 years in prison for stabbing two people in Pelham

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NASHUA — On Christmas Day of 2020, a violent incident took place on Old County Road in Pelham, New Hampshire.

Joseph Schulte, a 31-year-old man from Nashua, NH, was convicted of two counts of Second-Degree Assault for his involvement in the incident.

As a result of his conviction, Schulte was sentenced to 1-6 years in state prison with another 2-4 years suspended, and will have to pay $7,298.85 in restitution, complete 100 hours of community service, and undergo substance abuse and mental health counseling.

The incident involved two victims, one of whom suffered life-threatening injuries.

The male victim, a 27-year-old resident of Litchfield, NH, was found unconscious with multiple stab wounds.

The other victim, a 28-year-old resident of New Ipswich, NH, sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The Pelham Police and Pelham Fire Department responded to a report of two people being stabbed at approximately 1:08 am on Christmas morning outside of a residence on Old County Road.

Police say a gathering was taking place outside the residence when Schulte arrived on the scene.

An altercation quickly ensued between Schulte and the 28-year-old victim, which resulted in the latter sustaining a deep laceration to his forehead and serious facial injuries.

The 27-year-old victim attempted to intervene and stop the fight, but was repeatedly stabbed by Schulte, causing his life-threatening injuries.

Schulte fled the scene before the police arrived.

The Nashua Police later located Schulte at a residence in their town and arrested him without incident.

He was charged with two counts of First Degree Assault.

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