Man accused in violent home invasion says he was afraid of co-defendant

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MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — A man accused of being an accomplice in a 2012 violent home invasion in Bedford, New Hampshire, says he was terrified of another man charged in the case.

WMUR-TV reports ( Nathan Lamontagne testified Monday he was afraid of Charles Normil, who was charged with sexual assault and other crimes in the invasion and awaits trial. Lamontagne said he needs protection for his family in exchange for his testimony.

Police say Dr. Eduardo Quesada was stabbed in the face and his wife, Sonia, was physically and sexually assaulted in their home Nov. 24, 2012. Sonia Quesada died Jan. 7, 2013, in what police called an unrelated incident.

The 27-year-old Lamontagne said he never entered the Quesadas' home and said he helped investigators find key evidence.

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