Plea hearing set Wednesday for accused murderer

Rondree Campbell

DOVER — A 24-year-old accused murderer is scheduled for a plea hearing at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in connection with a shooting two years ago in downtown Dover.

Rondree Campbell, of Milford, was charged with first-degree murder and other violent felonies after a Middletown man died from a gunshot wound suffered while helping a family member move on Nov. 1, 2015.

Dover Police said the late Sylvester Williams was not the intended target of the alleged shooter in the first block of South New Street. Several rounds were also discharged into a residence with several occupants inside, authorities said.

Earlier, Superior Court Resident Judge William L. Witham Jr. suppressed statements Mr. Campbell made to investigating police, citing improper use of Miranda rights by police during questioning. He was arrested on Nov. 4, 2015 and indicted on Feb. 1, 2016.

Mr. Campbell is also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (two counts), carrying a concealed deadly weapon, and first-degree reckless endangering (nine counts).

Deputy Attorneys General Ken Haltom and Nicole Hartman are prosecuting the case, while attorney Ron Phillips is representing the defendant.

A jury trial, if applicable, is scheduled to begin on May 8.

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