NASHUA, N.H. — The man accused of shooting a bishop and bride-to-be at a Pelham church Saturday waived his right to appear at his arraignment.
Dale Holloway, 37, is accused of walking into New England Pentecostal Ministries church during a wedding ceremony and shooting Bishop Stanley Choate, 75, in the chest and bride-to-be Claire McMullen, 60, in the arm.
Wedding guests tackled Holloway and prevented more shots from being fired.
He is facing charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault, purposely and knowingly causing bodily injury by means of a deadly weapon, illegal possession of a firearm, second-degree assault and simple assault.
Holloway chose not to appear at the arraignment at Hillsborough County Superior Court South on Tuesday and asked for an evidentiary bail hearing.
Holloway is being held without bail. He requested the hearing to ask for evidence as to why he should be held without bail, Senior Assistant Attorney General Ben Agati said.
By waiving the formal reading for the charges, Holloway’s plea will be automatically entered as not guilty.
The evidentiary bail hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 1:30 p.m., at Hillsborough County Superior Court South.
This is a developing story.