A well-respected Republican legal activist was fatally stabbed in the neck inside his New Hampshire home this weekend, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.
Lawyer Alexander Talcott, 41, was found dead inside his Durham house early Saturday, the state attorney general said, according to NBC 10 Boston.
The death has been ruled a homicide.
The attorney general identified Talcott as the deceased on Sunday and said his death was under investigation.
All parties involved in the incident have been identified.
Investigators are trying to determine if the person who stabbed Talcott was acting in self-defense, the AG’s office said.
No arrest was announced Sunday.
Talcott was remembered as “a staunch advocate for the core values of the Republican Party” who had an “unwavering belief in liberty, free markets and limited government,” the state director for the New Hampshire chapter of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA) told NBC 10 Boston.
“Alex was an exceptionally skilled champion for the rule of law and the importance of fair and honest elections. We will forever honor Alex’s selfless dedication and profound contributions to our shared vision of liberty through legal processes,” William O’Brien also said.
“His legacy will undoubtedly inspire future generations within the RNLA and the greater legal community.”
Talcott was named the New Hampshire leader of the organization in 2021, WMUR previously reported.
Friend Chris Ager told WMUR that Talcott always wanted to lend a helping hand.
“He always wanted to do more and he was very helpful. He wanted to help,” Ager said.
“He came to me many times just asking, ‘Hey Chris, how can I help?’ Never asking for anything in return. He was that kind of person. We’re really going to miss him a lot.”