Bolden trial moved to May

DOVER — The jury trial of a 21-year-old Dover man charged with first-degree murder in an alleged stabbing in the summer of 2014 has been moved to May 16, the Delaware Department of Justice said Tuesday.

Shaquille T. Bolden’s case had been scheduled for Monday in Kent County Superior Court, and also included two counts for possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, along with second-degree conspiracy and riot charges.

Mr. Bolden was arrested July 25, 2014, two days after a 20-year-old Dover man was stabbed during a reported large fight in the unit block area of South New Street, police said at the time.

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Shaquille T. Boulden

The man later died at Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital due to his injuries, according to police.

The Department of Justice said Kinon Teat, of Felton, earlier pleaded guilty to manslaughter regarding the alleged incident and is awaiting sentencing.

Police said officers responded to a fight involving approximately 20 combatants at 3:42 p.m., and were directed to a man suffering numerous stab wounds to his chest.

He was transported to the hospital for surgery, police said.

According to authorities, Mr. Bolden, of the 400 block of North DuPont Highway, and Mr. Teat, 18 at the time and living in the 200 block of South Ember Drive, were identified as suspects and turned themselves in to the Delaware State Police.

Court records indicated Mr. Bolden is now detained by the Delaware Department of Correction.

Deputy Attorneys General Jason Cohee and Zachary George are prosecuting for the state, with Andre Beauregard listed as defense attorney. Judge Robert B. Young is scheduled to preside over the trial.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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