MANCHESTER, N.H. — A man accused of killing a 34-year-old mother outside of a Manchester, New Hampshire bar pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges Tuesday.
Police say Tanya Hall was sitting inside a Jeep Saturday night when she was hit and killed by a random gunshot. Police arrested 34-year-old Justin Moura in connection with her death. He was arraigned Tuesday and is being held without bail.
Hall's boyfriend Jeremy Winslow tells Boston 25 News the couple had been out for dinner and dancing at Club Manchvegas and had just left the club when the shot rang out, shattering his rear window.
Winslow claims one man in a biker gang bumped his chest and another - who Winslow identified as Moura - followed him back onto the dancefloor.
"I saw them come out the door, there was three guys and I said Tanya we gotta go," he said.
He says when they jumped into his Jeep, Moura and others punched the window and then as they began to drive away, a gunshot came through the back window, fatally striking Tanya.
"When I finally realized what was going on, I screamed babe as loud as I can, and she fell down between her legs and there was a bullet hole in her back," said Winslow.
Winslow says he and Hall, the mother of an 18-month-old, had just moved in together and he was planning on proposing to her in the coming weeks.
"I thought I was gonna spend the rest of my life with her and that night I told her I said I'm gonna spend my life with you, and she said, please," said Winslow.
Winslow tells us he's focusing on the woman he loved and the son she leaves behind.
"She was the most accomplished woman I had ever met, not just career-wise, but all the way around. Tanya didn't think there was anything impossible," said Winslow. "I'm just thankful I was able to spend the amount of time I did because I was blessed."
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