TV station captures arrest of man on suspicion of killing ex-wife

Published On: Mar 13 2013 07:22:18 AM HST

An Epping man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his ex-wife.

Aaron Desjardins, 36, was arrested at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon. The Attorney General's Office said he was charged in the death of his ex-wife, Amy Warf, 36.

Warf's body was found in a vacant concrete plant in Exeter on Thursday after firefighters extinguished a small fire.

Investigators said Warf died of cuts to her neck.

On Monday, Desjardins told News 9 that he had nothing to do with his ex-wife's death. He has multiple sclerosis and uses a cane to walk.

He also spoke to News 9 on Tuesday morning, saying that he and Warf's family were trying to deal with her death.

"I have to be there for her family," he said. "They are my family. No matter all the stuff that happened, we still all love each other."

Four hours later, state troopers with guns drawn arrested Desjardins. He was riding in his father's Jeep near his Epping home when police pulled them over.

After Desjardin's arrest, his current wife, Sarah, returned to the house. According to a family friend, she took a suitcase of clothes, a safe and a bag of personal items, and she is staying with family in Manchester.

Hours earlier, Desjardins told News 9 he was hopeful for an arrest in the case.

"I want this person caught," he said. "I want justice for what happened to Amy."

Desjardins is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.

On Tuesday night, family members held a wake for Warf in Hampton. Employees at the Remick & Gendron funeral home said relatives were still too grief-stricken to speak with reporters. 


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