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May 02. 2013 4:49PM

Accused killer's sister to be arraigned Monday in Exeter murder plot

BRENTWOOD - The sister of an Epping man accused of killing his ex-wife is expected to be brought to New Hampshire Friday and arraigned Monday for her alleged role in the murder plot.

Michele Corson, 43, of Skowhegan, Maine, is currently being held on fugitive from justice charges in Maine related to the slaying of Amanda "Amy" Warf, whose body was found inside an abandoned concrete factory in Exeter in March.

Attorney Jay McCormack, a prosecutor with the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, said Corson will be brought to New Hampshire Friday and arraigned Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the 10th Circuit Court, Brentwood District Division, on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and accomplice to first-degree murder.

Corson initially fought extradition to New Hampshire but later waived, clearing the way for her return to face the more serious charges.

Prosecutors have accused Corson of providing a gun that was allegedly used by her brother, Aaron Desjardins, to force Warf into the vacant City Concrete plant on Hampton Road in Exeter on the morning of March 7. Once inside, prosecutors allege Desjardins murdered Warf by slitting her throat. A fire was also set inside the building, prosecutors said, but no charges have been filed in connection with the blaze.

Desjardins, 36, of Epping, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 36-year-old ex-wife, who was living with her boyfriend in Hampton at the time of the killing.

Aaron Desjardins' current wife, Sarah Desjardins, 34, is also charged with one count of conspiracy to commit murder and one count of conspiracy to commit hindering apprehension or prosecution.

At a bail hearing for Sarah Desjardins last week, McCormack said the woman sent Corson a text message asking her to "bring a roasting pan with her." The message was allegedly sent at the request of her husband.

According to McCormack, "roasting pan" was a code for gun.

Corson allegedly brought the gun for her brother on March 6 - the day before the murder. McCormack also said that Aaron Desjardins, who has confessed to his role in the alleged murder conspiracy, told authorities that his wife and sister were his alibi witnesses.

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