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Letter: Dellinger’s Release Is Shocking

To the Editor:

The news of Robert Dellinger being released on bail is shocking. Dellinger has been charged with manslaughter for allegedly causing the death of a pregnant woman and her fiance by driving his truck into their oncoming vehicle. If he had been accused of randomly walking into a cafe with a shotgun and killing two people, he would still be behind bars. The weapon in this case was a vehicle. If the prosecutor’s construction of what happened is correct, this is a dangerous, suicidal person who obviously couldn’t care less about who he takes with him to the grave. There is no rational way to justify his release. Shameful.

Brian Allen

South Pomfret

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Sunapee — Robert J. Dellinger, the man authorities have charged with killing a couple expecting a child last weekend when his car crashed into theirs during a suicide attempt, has been released on cash bail, officials said. Dellinger made the $250,000 cash-only bail, which meant it had to be paid in full, on Thursday evening, according to officials at the …