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Two Brothers Sentenced for Wilmington Shooting

Date Posted: Friday, July 1st, 2016
Categories:  Criminal Department of Justice DOJ Press Releases

Other convictions and sentencings for assault, guns, drug dealing

A set of brothers from Wilmington have been sentenced to prison for a June 2015 shooting. The pair shot Gabriel Juarez, Sr., 50, Gabriel Juarez, Jr, 26, and Felipe Cruz-Flores, 26, with shotguns outside of the brothers’ apartment in the Lancaster Court Apartments on Lancaster Pike in Wilmington. Following a trial, a jury convicted 21-year old Nathaniel Gonzalez on all counts, consisting of two counts of Assault First Degree, Assault Second Degree, three counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and three counts of Conspiracy Second Degree. Judge Eric Davis sentenced Nathaniel to a total of 16 years at Level V, followed by 6 months Level IV, then 3 years at level III probation. Nathaniel’s 19-year-old brother Isaiah pled guilty in January 2016 to Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony and Conspiracy Second Degree, and was sentenced to four years at Level V, followed by one year of Level III probation. Deputy Attorneys General Christina Kontis and A.J. Roop secured the sentences.

Deputy Attorney General Periann Doko secured a plea from Chayee Doe, 29, of Wilmington, for Assault First Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited. In July 2015, during an apparent robbery, Doe shot a man near the corner of West Seventh and North Madison Streets in Wilmington. Doe, prohibited from having a gun because of a 2007 motor vehicle theft conviction, will be sentenced by the court in September, and faces a five-year minimum mandatory prison sentence.

Deputy Attorney General Rebecca Song secured a guilty plea from James Oneal, 43, of Wilmington to Drug Dealing heroin and to a Violation of Probation a 2011 conviction for Possession With the Intent to Deliver Heroin. In December 2015, police observed Oneal in a hand to hand drug transaction in the 300 block of North Franklin Street in Wilmington. Due to several previous violent felonies, Oneal is eligible to be sentenced as a habitual offender when sentenced by the court in September.

Deputy Attorney General Michael Tipton secured a plea and prison sentence for Darnell Aiken, 21, of Seaford. In August 2015, Aiken was arguing with his ex-girlfriend in her home in the 12000 block of Nat Turner Street in Bridgeville, when Aiken grabbed a knife from the kitchen and slashed the woman’s throat. Aiken pled guilty to Assault First Degree and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony. Aiken was sentenced to of seven years prison at Level V, followed by two years of Level III probation, followed by three years at Level II probation.

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