Prosecution mulling options after judge throws out accused murderer’s confession

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Rondree Campbell

DOVER — Prosecutors are determining what to do next after a Superior Court judge suppressed statements made by an accused murderer, including an alleged confession to a shooting death on Nov. 1, 2015.

Resident Judge William L. Witham Jr. ruled that Dover Police improperly administered Miranda rights during several hours of questioning Milford resident Rondree Campbell.

He was indicted for first-degree murder after an alleged incident on South New Street two years ago.

Trial is scheduled to begin on May 8 and Deputy Attorney General Kenneth Haltom said “we are reviewing the Court’s decision.”

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

A Middletown man was mortally wounded while helping a person during a residential move in downtown Dover, and Mr. Campbell was taken into custody three days later while checking in with his probation officer.

Attorney Ronald Phillips represented Mr. Campbell in the suppression motion submitted on March 29 and decided on April 4.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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