Trial set to begin for woman accused in Port Mahon murder

Chelsea Braunskill

DOVER — Trial for a 20-year-old Camden-Wyoming woman charged with first-degree murder in last year’s shooting death at the Port Mahon pier is scheduled to begin Monday.

Chelsea Braunskill and two co-defendants were arrested after Dontray Hendricks was killed on March 30, 2016, police said.

Mr. Hendricks had picked up Ms. Braunskill at Delaware State University and went to the pier to supposedly smoke marijuana. But an alleged confrontation with three males instead ensued, police said.

Police claim that Ms. Braunskill allegedly knew of a plan to rob Mr. Hendricks before arriving at the pier.

According to police, Ms. Braunskill allegedly fled in Mr. Hendricks’ vehicle after the reported shooting.

Ms. Braunskill is also charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and second-degree conspiracy. She was arrested April 26, 2016, and indicted by a Kent County grand jury on July 5, 2016.

Zhyhee Harmon, 23, of Dover, earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a firearm by person prohibited and second-degree conspiracy in connection with the case. He will receive at least 10 and possibly 18 years in prison when sentenced on Sept. 13 by Superior Court Resident Judge William L. Witham Jr.

Also awaiting trial is Daiquan T. Bordley, who police alleged fired the fatal shot during the supposed robbery attempt.

Deputy Attorneys General Jason Cohee and Lindsay Taylor are prosecuting the case, with attorney Alex Funk representing Ms. Braunskill.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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