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Police search for motive in NH murder

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LEBANON, N.H. (WLNE) — 49-year-old Travis Frink was handcuffed and shackled in a New Hampshire court room Wednesday afternoon after the brutal murder of his 70-year-old mother Pamela Ferriere as she lay in her hospital bed.

Court documents released Wednesday detailed the calculated killing.

Frink admitted to police that he drove 200 miles from his home on Hoxie Avenue in Warwick to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, where he calmly checked into the hospital and went to the ICU to visit his mother.

Frink’s step father, Robert Ferriere, stepped out of the room after Frink asked for alone time. Then, he opened fire.

Autopsy results show Pamela Ferriere died of blood loss after being shot 4 times in the chest, abdomen, and pelvis.

Her husband and Frink’s stepfather spoke to our affiliate WCVB Wednesday saying: “I ran right in there and he still had the gun in his hand. He could have blown me away, but he didn’t. He just calmly walked by me.”

Ferriere also weighed in on his stepson’s mental state saying Frink has PTSD from his time in the Marines, but he also added that he had not noticed anything off about Frink recently.

Last week, Frink, a father of three boys, brought them up to the hospital to visit their grandmother as she was recovering from an aneurysm.

Hospital officials say Pamela Ferriere was set to be released from the hospital on Friday.

ABC6 News has been told that Frink’s sons are now staying with relatives.

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