Three Kent murders trials on tap this month

Daiquan T. Bordley

Larry J. Pierce

DOVER — Three separate murder trials involving four defendants are scheduled in Kent County Superior Court later this month.

Maryland residents Guy E. Jones, 28, and Depaul Wilson, 36, are co-defendants in the shooting death of a 31-year-old man at a Dover apartment complex on Jan. 10, 2017. They are charged with first-degree murder and robbery offenses in a trial scheduled to begin on April 16.

According to Dover Police, Javan Cale was shot multiple times and later died after exchanging gunshots with suspects inside a residence at Clearfield Apartments at 120 Haman Drive,

Mr. Jones and Mr. Wilson, of Worton, were arrested on Feb. 14, 2017 and indicted by a grand jury on June 5, 2017. Other charges include possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, second-degree conspiracy and firearm/ammunition person prohibited counts.

Deputy Attorney General Stephen R. Welch is prosecuting the case. Attorneys Suzanne MacPherson-Johnson and Patrick J. Collins will represent Mr. Jones and Mr. Wilson, respectively. Resident Judge William L. Witham Jr. will oversee the scheduled jury trial.

Court records indicated that the defendants are being held in custody by the Delaware Department of Correction.

• On April 30, Daiquan T. Bordley, 24, of Smyrna, will face a first-degree murder trial regarding the shooting death of a Dover man at the Port Mahon Pier on March 30, 2016. He was arrested on April 29, 2016 and indicted on July 5, 2016.

Dontray Hendricks, 24, was found deceased at the pier. Two other defendants were convicted earlier on charges connected to the incident.

Mr. Bordley was also charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and second-degree conspiracy.

Judge Witham will oversee the trial. Deputy Attorneys General Jason C. Cohee and Lindsay A. Taylor are prosecuting, with attorney Andre’ Beauregard representing Mr. Bordley.

Four previous trial dates were postponed, beginning on Aug. 14, 2017. Mr. Bordley waived the right to a speedy trial.

• A 35-year-old Dover man’s trial regarding an alleged homicide nearly nine years ago is scheduled for April 30 before Judge Jeffrey J. Clark.

Larry J. Pierce was indicted after further investigation into the shooting death of Josue Barclay in the first block of South Governors Avenue in Dover on April 18, 2009. Mr. Barclay died from a gunshot wound to the back of the head, Dover Police said.

Mr. Pierce was listed as being held in Las Vegas, Nevada on federal charges.

Judge Witham will officiate the trial. Deputy Attorney General Greg Babowal will prosecute, with attorneys Lloyd A. Schmid and Richard F. Matoni defending Mr. Pierce.

Two previous trial dates were postponed, beginning on Aug. 21, 2017.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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