BRENTWOOD, N.H. – A New Hampshire man convicted of helping his millionaire businessman father plot a 2005 murder faces up to 30 years in prison at his sentencing.

Jesse Brooks was convicted of conspiracy in November for recruiting friends to kill handyman Jack Reid and making payoffs to a person who took part in the slaying.

The 57-year-old Reid was lured to a Deerfield horse farm under the guise he was being hired for a job. Once there, he was beaten to death with a sledgehammer.

Prosecutors say Brooks and his father, John, blamed Reid for the theft of family valuables.

The elder Brooks is serving a life sentence.

Sentencing is scheduled for Friday in Rockingham County Superior Court.

 


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