Trials scheduled for defendants in Kent County criminal cases

Abdul White

DOVER — A 32-year-old Philadelphia man is scheduled for jury trial Tuesday morning for the alleged first-degree murder of a 40-year-old Milford man during a reported home invasion on Aug. 8, 2015.

Abdul T. White was charged in the shooting death of John G. Harmon at a residence in the 500 block of N. Walnut Street nearly two years ago. He was apprehended in Philadelphia on Sept. 23, 2015 and held without bond after extradition to Delaware.

Mr. White was indicted on Jan. 4, 2016.

• Zhyhee Y. Harmon, 23, of Dover, will go to jury trial on June 19 in the alleged shooting death of a 24-year-old Dover man during a reported robbery attempt at the Port Mahon fishing pier on March 29, 2016. He is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, second-degree conspiracy, possession of a firearm/ammunition by person prohibited, background check and a firearm offense.

Zhyhee Y. Harmon

Aaron T. Purnell

Dontray Hendricks was found dead with a gunshot wound to the torso after he allegedly went to smoke marijuana with a woman and was confronted by three males, police said at the time. Mr. Harmon was later taken into custody without incident in the Capitol Green neighborhood in Dover.

• Aaron T. Purnell, 31, of Harrington, is scheduled for jurly trial on June 19, connected to an alleged shooting incident at Alder Park Apartments in Dover that involved a responding Delaware State Police Trooper on July 24, 2016.

Mr. Purnell was charged with attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm

during the commission of a felony after allegedly exchanging gunfire with pursuing police, among other charges.

Mr. Purnell was indicted on Oct. 3, 2016.

Jamera Fisher

• Jamera E. Fisher, 25, of Dover, is scheduled for trial on June 20, on first-degree reckless endangering counts and other drug and firearm charges involving an arrest in the Capitol Green neighborhood in Dover on Oct. 25, 2016. He was allegedly found with a loaded handgun, 39 bags of heroin, prescription drugs and 9.5 grams of marijuana when apprehended by Dover PD’s Street Crimes Unit and Probation and Parole, authorities said at the time.

DAG Sean Motoyoshi is prosecuting for the state, with attorney Suzanne MacPherson-Johnson representing Mr. Fisher.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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