Judge orders new trial for Nashuan

Nashua police photo Jonathan Marden, 21, 5 Blackstone Drive, Apt 27, Nashua

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge has ordered a new trial in the case of Jonathan Marden, the 21-year-old Nashua man convicted in September of rape following a two-day jury trial, ruling that Marden’s trial attorney should have raised objections to much of the testimony by a key prosecution witness and that he failed to introduce in timely fashion evidence that the victim had sex two days before the alleged rape.

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