Smyrna man’s trial in 2016 killing delayed

Daiquan T. Bordley

DOVER — A Smyrna man’s murder trial was delayed until April 2 as more time is needed for expert witness preparation, the Delaware Department of Justice confirmed this week.

Daiquan T. Bordley earlier pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a Dover man at the Port Mahon Pier on March 30, 2016. His trial was scheduled to begin Monday, and previous 2017 trial dates included Nov. 27 and Aug. 14. Mr. Bordley waived his right to a speedy trial on Aug. 4, 2017.

Earlier this month, the murder trial of a Dover man in an unrelated shooting death nearly nine years ago was delayed until April 30 due to the suspension of a Delaware State Police firearms expert for undisclosed reasons. Larry Pierce is accused of fatally shooting Josue Barclay in the first block of South Governors Avenue in Dover on April 18, 2009.

Mr. Bordley is also charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and second-degree conspiracy in alleged connection with the death of Dontray Hendricks.

Delaware State Police troopers took Mr. Bordley into custody without incident in the Chestnut Street area of Smyrna area April 29, 2016. He was indicted on July 5, 2016.

Deputy Attorneys’ General Jason Cohee and Lindsay Taylor are prosecuting the case, with Andre’ Beauregard representing Mr. Bordley.

Mahdi Wilson

• A 25-year-old man accused of home invasion and rape after an alleged incident in Dover on Feb. 14 was assigned a $25,000 cash bond in Superior Court on Monday. Mahdi Wilson would be required to wear a GPS monitor is the bond was posted, Judge Noel Primos ordered.

Dover Police said a female was allegedly assaulted by a suspect during a home invasion at Woodcrest Apartments.

Mr. Wilson was charged with home invasion, first-degree robbery (two counts), second-degree conspiracy, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, wearing a disguise during the commission of a felony, third-degree assault (two counts) and first-degree rape (three counts).

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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