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  Category: Department of Justice


Statement on Kili Mayfield

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Tuesday released the following statement regarding Kili Mayfield’s conviction in Superior Court: Justice was served today. A man who raped three women, including beating and strangling one victim until she lost consciousness, has been convicted of his crimes. I am proud of the work of our prosecutors, paralegals, and social […]




Wilmington Man Pleads to Killing Teenage Girl

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019

A Wilmington man charged with killing a 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty. Deputy Attorneys General John Downs and Timothy Maguire secured the plea from Shyheim Warren, 25. In April 2017, Warren fatally shot Tynesia Cephas as she tried to break up a large fight in front of a home on the 900 block of North […]




Life Sentence for 2017 Murder in New Castle

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, July 5, 2019

Wilmington man pleads guilty to murder and 2 other shootings A 26-year-old New Castle man will spend the rest of his life in prison for murder. A Superior Court judge sentenced Shaheed Matthews for the December 2017 fatal shooting of Antoine Terry, 23, of New Castle shortly after Terry had been at Matthew’s home on […]




Overdose Review Commission releases annual report

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Recommendations include expanded residential treatment, public education, and naloxone access The Delaware Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission (DOFRC) has released its first annual report to Governor John Carney and the General Assembly with recommendations aimed at reducing overdose deaths in Delaware based on review of the circumstances of deaths over the past year. The 23-page […]




Gang Member Convicted of Murder

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019

A member of the STK (Shoot to Kill) gang faces a minimum of 28 years in prison after his conviction for the 2017 murder of a rival gang member. Deputy Attorneys Daniel McBride and Michael DegliObizzi secured the conviction of 20-year-old Dai’yann Wharton in a bench trial in Superior Court. In March 2017, Wharton killed […]







  Category: Department of Justice


Statement on Kili Mayfield

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Tuesday released the following statement regarding Kili Mayfield’s conviction in Superior Court: Justice was served today. A man who raped three women, including beating and strangling one victim until she lost consciousness, has been convicted of his crimes. I am proud of the work of our prosecutors, paralegals, and social […]




Wilmington Man Pleads to Killing Teenage Girl

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019

A Wilmington man charged with killing a 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty. Deputy Attorneys General John Downs and Timothy Maguire secured the plea from Shyheim Warren, 25. In April 2017, Warren fatally shot Tynesia Cephas as she tried to break up a large fight in front of a home on the 900 block of North […]




Life Sentence for 2017 Murder in New Castle

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, July 5, 2019

Wilmington man pleads guilty to murder and 2 other shootings A 26-year-old New Castle man will spend the rest of his life in prison for murder. A Superior Court judge sentenced Shaheed Matthews for the December 2017 fatal shooting of Antoine Terry, 23, of New Castle shortly after Terry had been at Matthew’s home on […]




Overdose Review Commission releases annual report

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Recommendations include expanded residential treatment, public education, and naloxone access The Delaware Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission (DOFRC) has released its first annual report to Governor John Carney and the General Assembly with recommendations aimed at reducing overdose deaths in Delaware based on review of the circumstances of deaths over the past year. The 23-page […]




Gang Member Convicted of Murder

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019

A member of the STK (Shoot to Kill) gang faces a minimum of 28 years in prison after his conviction for the 2017 murder of a rival gang member. Deputy Attorneys Daniel McBride and Michael DegliObizzi secured the conviction of 20-year-old Dai’yann Wharton in a bench trial in Superior Court. In March 2017, Wharton killed […]