Court upholds Delaware cyberstalking convictions, life terms

DOVER — A federal court on Friday rejected the appeals of a Delaware man and his sister who were sentenced to life in prison in a landmark cyberstalking case involving the killing of the man’s ex-wife. In a 77-page ruling, a three-judge panel of the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Confirm Kavanaugh

An open letter to Senators Coons and Carper regarding the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh: Just confirm him; it’s a done deal. Your stalling is all about politics. Just because his “interpretation” of the Constitution is different than yours, does not make it a wrong “interpretation.” Frankly, I don’t understand how there can be such a […]

COONS: Kavanaugh should be prepared to answer questions

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Friday, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent this letter to Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, ahead of his confirmation hearing next week. Dear Judge Kavanaugh, As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I am tasked with evaluating your nomination […]

Latest Kent County grand jury indictments issued

DOVER — Last week, a Kent County grand jury indicted two Dover residents and a Smyrna man regarding a shots fired complaint on April 17 that caused residential damage. The indictment alleged that a home front door and drywall siding were damaged in Smyrna. Symone Brooks and Anthony D. Price, both of Dover, and Joseph […]

Testimony enters third day in Bordley murder trial

DOVER — A Kent County paramedic recalled examining an unresponsive man at the Port Mahon pier two years ago and reporting the vital signs to a doctor who pronounced the time of death. The testimony began the third day of Daiquan T. Bordley’s murder trial involving the shooting death of Dontray Hendricks in 2016. Mr. […]

Bordley fired fatal shot on Port Mahon pier, convicted accomplice testifies

DOVER — They met in Spanish class at Delaware State University, Chelsea Braunskill testified, eventually dealt marijuana together and planned a robbery that resulted in a shooting death at the Port Mahon pier two years ago. In Superior Court Wednesday, Braunskill testified that defendant Daiquan T. Bordley fired a fatal gunshot into Dontray Hendricks on […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Courts need to impose democratic will

Regarding Mr. Roof’s July 12 Letter to the Editor titled, “Hypocrisy of criticizing immigration policy,” a rebuttal of Mr. Gaddis’s July 6 Letter titled, “U.S. treatment of asylum seekers is inhumane,” Mr. Roof disagreed with Mr. Gaddis’ contention that the founders created a “constitutional democracy.” Mr. Roof utilized a falsely attributed Benjamin Franklin quote, “Democracy […]

Scott convicted of 2nd degree murder in Dover robbery/shooting

DOVER — Brett A. Scott was convicted in Superior Court Thursday of second-degree murder in the June 2017 shooting death of Dequan Dukes in Dover. Scott is facing 21 years to life in prison for convictions on second-degree murder, attempted robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and conspiracy. The murder […]

Planned robbery turned into fatal shooting, accused accomplice testifies

DOVER — The plan was to conduct a “grab his stuff type robbery,” an alleged accomplice claimed Tuesday afternoon in Superior Court. Instead, according to Dover Police, Dequan Dukes was shot to death on June 27, 2017, after allegedly exchanging gunfire with Brett A. Scott, who is now on trial for first-degree murder and other […]

Dover man’s trial in woman’s shooting death set for November

DOVER — The trial of a 22-year-old Dover man accused of shooting a woman to death at a motel last year has been moved to the fall. Darren C. Weiford was scheduled to face a first-degree murder charge earlier this month, but will now appear in Superior Court on Nov. 13, the Delaware Department of […]