Aaron Desjardins, who prosecutors said murdered his ex-wife, will have his case go before a grand jury for possible indictment.
Desjardins, 36, of Epping, was arrested last week and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Amanda "Amy" Warf, 36, of Hampton. Her body was discovered in an abandoned factory in Exeter earlier this month.
Desjardins waived a probable cause hearing scheduled for Friday, during which his bail would have been up for discussion. His case will now go before a grand jury for possible indictment—the step before a trial.
Desjardins remains in custody without bail.
On his way into court last week, Desjardins was asked if he murdered Warf. He responded, "No."
Warf was found dead in the abandoned City Concrete Co. factory in Exeter. Firefighters discovered her body after putting out a fire that was reported at about 7 a.m. Investigators said Desjardins killed her by slashing her neck.
Senior Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell declined to comment on a possible motive. She said Warf was slashed multiple times in the throat by Desjardins, but wouldn't say what weapon he used.
Court documents in the case remained sealed Thursday.
Morrell said Desjardins' current wife is a potential witness in the case. Morrell added more people could be charged in connection with Warf's murder.
Warf and Desjardins had a son together, and he said they recently worked out a custody arrangement, according to the Associated Press. Desjardins had another child with his new wife. Warf recently had a boyfriend.
Investigators searched Desjardins' home in Epping for several days leading up to his arrest.
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