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  Category: Department of Justice Press Releases


Murder charges added in Smyrna child remains case

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Tuesday that Kristie Haas has been reindicted for her role in the abuse and death of Emma Cole, a child whose remains were found at a Smyrna softball field. Haas, 28, will now face two counts of Murder by Abuse or Neglect First Degree under a superseding indictment, in addition […]




Statement from Attorney General Jennings on loss of Cpl. Keith Heacook

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

These are the worst moments any of us can imagine: mourning the loss of a member of our law enforcement family.  Cpl. Keith Heacook served his Department and his community honorably and faithfully for more than two decades – a family man, a public servant, and a protector of his community until his final days. […]




DCRPT Indicts Two Public Officials

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

DOJ has indicted nine public officials in Jennings’ term Attorney General Kathy Jennings and the DOJ’s Division of Civil Rights & Public Trust (DCRPT) announced Tuesday the indictments of two public officials, William Freeborn and Rebecca Walker. “We cannot and will not tolerate violations of the public trust,” said Attorney General Jennings. “We fought hard to […]




Statement from Attorney General Jennings on Delmar attack

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2021

My heart is heavy tonight for three innocent victims: Cpl. Keith Heacook of the Delmar Police Department, who is being treated for grave injuries he suffered in an attack this morning, and an elderly couple who also suffered severe injuries at the hands of the same attacker. DOJ personnel have been onsite in Delmar since […]




Dejoynay Ferguson pleads guilty to murder, abuse at Bear daycare facility

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A New Castle woman has pleaded guilty to Murder by Abuse First Degree, 6 counts of Child Abuse First Degree, and 2 counts of Child Abuse Second Degree. Following an extensive investigation by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit and the Delaware Department of Justice, a grand jury indicted Dejoynay Ferguson in July for the repeated […]







  Category: Department of Justice Press Releases


Murder charges added in Smyrna child remains case

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Tuesday that Kristie Haas has been reindicted for her role in the abuse and death of Emma Cole, a child whose remains were found at a Smyrna softball field. Haas, 28, will now face two counts of Murder by Abuse or Neglect First Degree under a superseding indictment, in addition […]




Statement from Attorney General Jennings on loss of Cpl. Keith Heacook

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

These are the worst moments any of us can imagine: mourning the loss of a member of our law enforcement family.  Cpl. Keith Heacook served his Department and his community honorably and faithfully for more than two decades – a family man, a public servant, and a protector of his community until his final days. […]




DCRPT Indicts Two Public Officials

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2021

DOJ has indicted nine public officials in Jennings’ term Attorney General Kathy Jennings and the DOJ’s Division of Civil Rights & Public Trust (DCRPT) announced Tuesday the indictments of two public officials, William Freeborn and Rebecca Walker. “We cannot and will not tolerate violations of the public trust,” said Attorney General Jennings. “We fought hard to […]




Statement from Attorney General Jennings on Delmar attack

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2021

My heart is heavy tonight for three innocent victims: Cpl. Keith Heacook of the Delmar Police Department, who is being treated for grave injuries he suffered in an attack this morning, and an elderly couple who also suffered severe injuries at the hands of the same attacker. DOJ personnel have been onsite in Delmar since […]




Dejoynay Ferguson pleads guilty to murder, abuse at Bear daycare facility

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A New Castle woman has pleaded guilty to Murder by Abuse First Degree, 6 counts of Child Abuse First Degree, and 2 counts of Child Abuse Second Degree. Following an extensive investigation by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit and the Delaware Department of Justice, a grand jury indicted Dejoynay Ferguson in July for the repeated […]