Port Mahon murder trial delayed until November

DOVER — The trial of a 23-year-old Dover man charged with a shooting death at the Port Mahon pier last year has been delayed until Nov. 27.

Daiquan T. Bordley was originally scheduled for trial on Aug. 14, but a defense request for more time was approved by Superior Court Resident Judge William L. Witham Jr. on Friday morning.

Daiquan T. Bordley

Mr. Bordley is facing first-degree murder and robbery charges, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and second-degree conspiracy regarding the death of Dontray Hendricks on March 30, 2016. The death occurred during a robbery, according to the prosecution.

Two defendants earlier pleaded guilty to offenses connected to the alleged incident and will be sentenced by Judge Witham on Sept. 13.

Chelsea Braunskill, 20, of Camden-Wyoming, was convicted of second-degree murder and conspiracy charges and is facing 15 years to life in prison.

Zhyhee Y. Harmon, 23, of Dover, 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 years and possibly 18 years in prison.

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 attorney Andre’ Beauregard representing Mr. Bordley.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

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