The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office announced Sunday that the death of Republican legal activist Alexander Talcott, 41, in his Durham home Saturday is being investigated as a homicide.
Talcott, a lawyer and member of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA), was pronounced dead at his home early Saturday morning.
The New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie V. Duval determined the cause of Talcott’s death was a stab wound to the neck.
State Director of the New Hampshire chapter of the RNLA, William O’Brien, told NBC10 Boston that Talcott stood out as a “staunch advocate for the core values of the Republican Party.”
“His unwavering belief in liberty, free markets, and limited government resonated deeply in his role as a lawyer. Within the RNLA, his leadership was unwavering in promoting our shared values, ensuring every member felt empowered and well-prepared,” O’Brien said of Talcott.
“Alex was an exceptionally skilled champion for the rule of law and the importance of fair and honest elections. We will forever honor Alex’s selfless dedication and profound contributions to our shared vision of liberty through legal processes,” he added. “His legacy will undoubtedly inspire future generations within the RNLA and the greater legal community.”
Chris Ager, an instructor at UNH and an attorney worked alongside Talcott for 15 years, and told WMUR that Talcott was “passionate about his work” in the RNLA.
“He always wanted to do more and he was very helpful. He wanted to help. He came to me many times just asking, ‘Hey Chris, how can I help?’ Never asking for anything in return. He was that kind of person,” Ager said. “We’re really going to miss him a lot.”
The parties involved in the homicide have been identified, and based on their investigation there is no danger to the public, according to the Attorney General’s Office.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and includes trying to determine whether the person who stabbed Talcott acted in self-defense.