Wife, sister aided man charged with killing ex-wife, authorities allege

Dec 8, 2004
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Amanda "Amy" Warf

EXETER — The wife and sister of the Epping man charged with murdering his ex-wife, Amy "Amanda" Warf of Hampton, have been arrested in connection with the case. Warf was found dead March 7 at an abandoned concrete company building in Exeter.

Aaron Desjardins, 36, of 67 Railroad Ave., Epping, was charged last month with first-degree murder for the killing of Warf, the mother of his 11-month-old son, William Edward Warf.

Now also facing charges in connection with the murder are Sarah Desjardins, 34, who is the current wife of Aaron Desjardins, and his sister, Michele Corson, 43, of 373 Water St., Skowhegan, Maine.

Sarah Desjardins, of 67 Railroad Ave., Epping, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with one count of conspiracy to commit murder and one count of conspiracy to commit hindering apprehension or prosecution.

Sarah Desjardins was arraigned Thursday morning in Exeter District Court in Brentwood, where her bail was set at $250,000. Prosecutors cited suicidal tendencies as the reason for asking for a high bail, and they alleged she twice provided a false alibi for her husband.

Aaron Desjardins is being held without bail.

Corson was arrested Wednesday night in Skowhegan and charged with one count of fugitive from justice. The state of New Hampshire obtained arrest warrants for Corson, charging her with conspiracy to commit murder and one count of accomplice to first degree murder. Corson's arraignment is expected to be scheduled for Friday, either in Skowhegan District Court or Somerset Superior Court in Skowhegan.

Warf's body was discovered the morning of March 7 by firefighters extinguishing a small fire at the former City Concrete Co. at 2 Hampton Road in Exeter. Authorities said she was killed at the plant.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell said last month that Warf, 36, died of "incised wounds on her neck" after Aaron Desjardins used a sharp object to slit her throat.

New Hampshire Attorney General Michael A. Delaney, State Police Col. Robert C. Quinn and Exeter Police Chief Richard Kane announced the arrests of Sarah Desjardins and Corson.
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