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Amanda Hartness was seen Oct. 26 with (from left) commissioners Matt Plache and Terry McCarthy, Jail Superintendent Sean Eldridge, Sen. Jeb Bradley and wife, Karen Bradley. Hartness died in a tent on Christmas Eve in Manchester on one of the coldest nights of the year. (DAYMOND STEER PHOTO)

OSSIPEE — In October, she was feted by county officials and state Sen. Jeb Bradley as a model inmate at the Carroll County Jail. On Christmas Eve, she was found dead in a tent outside a homeless shelter in Manchester.

Amanda Hartness, 34, formerly of Deerfield, was transferred to Carroll County to serve time for a parole violation stemming from reckless conduct and theft convictions in Rockingham County. She was at the county jail from Aug. 3-Dec. 15.

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