NH man allegedly helped with his roommate's suicide

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NORTH HAVERHILL, NH — A Plymouth, New Hampshire man has been charged with aiding the suicide of another.

According to the criminal complaint, Parker Hogan, 19, "purposefully" helped Michael Buskey commit suicide.

The court alleges that Hogan gave Buskey a gun and notebook and pen for a suicide note. Hogan allegedly told Buskey what angle to hold the gun to ensure he killed himself and then gave Buskey a stick to help him reach the trigger of the gun.

According to news reports, Buskey and Hogan were roommates.

Hogan is also facing four counts of falsifying physical evidence, including removing the suicide note from the scene, wiping his fingerprints from the gun, and removing empty nip bottles from the scene.

Buskey was arraigned in Grafton Superior Court Tuesday and was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail.

In New Hampshire, the charge of assisting another person's suicide is a class B felony, carrying three-and-a-half to seven years in prison.

Recently a similar case played out in Massachusetts, with Michelle Carter being found guilty of helping her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, commit suicide. However, there is not a specific law against aiding suicide like in New Hampshire; Carter was formally found guilty on an involuntary manslaughter charge. Her case is set to go to the Supreme Judicial Court on appeal. 

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Hogan is due back in court in July.