Woman Arrested for Attempted 1st Degree Murder

On September 9, 2012 Deputies responded to 9408 Scratch Ct. for an unresponsive female.  A family friend called 911 for her friend, Jeannie L. Marvel, whom she had been trying to make contact with.  Once the friend entered the residence she observed Marvel on the ground and unresponsive.  She also noticed Marvel’s 9 year old daughter and the family cat appeared to be under the influence of an impairing substance or possibly poisoned.  Both Marvel and her 9 year old daughter were transported to NHRMC.  Detectives secured a search warrant for the residence and continued their investigation. After completing their investigation, a warrant was issued for Marvel for attempted 1st degree murder and felonious cruelty to animals.  Marvel was under medical observation until yesterday November 10, 2012 where she was arrested by NHSO Detectives and taken before the magistrate.  Her daughter was treated and released into DSS custody. The cat was treated and is under veterinarian care.


Jennie Lynn Marvel

49 white female

Attempted 1st degree murder- felony

Felonious cruelty to animals-felony

$500,000.00 secure bond


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