First person to be sentenced to death in NH in a long time, almost 50 years. The last person put to death was almost 70 years ago, the ones convicted in 1959 had their sentence overturned. MyFox Boston | Cop Killer Gets 1st NH Death Sentence in 49 Years Addison's lawyers argued that his abusive childhood and possible brain damage from his mother's heavy drinking while she was pregnant warranted a sentence of life in prison without parole. Addison had been on a crime spree the week before the shooting and had said he would "pop a cop" if necessary to avoid arrest. Briggs, 35, and his bicycle patrol partner came across Addison and friend Antoine Bell-Rogers walking in an alley early on Oct. 16, 2006. Briggs recognized the men as a suspects in a recent shooting and two armed robberies and ordered them to stop. Addison turned and shot Briggs in the head at close range, testimony showed.