Conservative Lawyer Stabbed in the Neck

( – A Republican activist was stabbed to death at his home in New Hampshire on August 26. Alexander Talcott, a 41-year-old attorney, died from knife wounds to his neck and was found at his home in Durham. Police say they are aware of who was involved but are unclear about the exact events, specifically whether Mr. Talcott may have died in an act of self-defense.

Talcott was an instructor at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire until 2021. The university issued a statement saying, “We are deeply saddened to learn about the sudden death of Alex Talcott. Our thoughts are with Alex’s family at this difficult time.”

An active Republican, Talcott was the state director of the Republican National Lawyers Association. Chairman William O’Brien said Mr. Talcott was inspirational in his dedication to “our shared vision of liberty through legal processes.”

While law enforcement officers say they know who was involved in the death, they have not made arrests. They have, however, reassured the public that there is no danger. Very few details are publicly available, but Peter Hinckley, a senior assistant attorney general, told reporters there was no sign of forced entry at the attorney’s home.

In an interview last year, Mr. Talcott outlined what he believed were the most essential qualities of a successful attorney. He said a good lawyer must be curious, want to know the details of every situation and transaction, and be able to take in and retain lots of information. “My superpower is speed-reading. I taught myself how to do it from an ’80s infomercial and didn’t have to buy the course,” he said.

He also spoke honestly about a history of heavy drinking and said if he could go back and speak to his 20-year-old self, he would tell them about the joys of sobriety. He would also advise more exercise, he added. Overall, what drove him was a commitment to making society “as just and glorious as possible.”

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