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  Category: Criminal Division


Driver Sentenced For Injuring Two Pedestrians In Dover

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019

Other defendants guilty on weapons and assault charges A man who ran over two teens as they crossed Route 13 in Dover has pled guilty and been sentenced to prison. In August 2018, William Smith, 52, of Dover, hit the girls with his vehicle while they were in a pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of […]




Police Chief Pleads Guilty

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Fraud | Date Posted: Friday, February 8, 2019

Other defendants plea to gang activity, weapons, murder, rape, and theft charges Michael Capriglione, Chief of police for the Town of Newport, has pled guilty to charges stemming from official misconduct. In May 2018, Capriglione ordered the deletion of a surveillance video, which depicted him striking another vehicle in the parking lot of Newport Police […]




Killing of Hockessin Man Resolved With Guilty Plea

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Featured Posts | Date Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Benjamin Rauf, the New York man charged with the 2015 killing of a Hockessin man found shot in his car, has pled guilty to the fatal shooting. Rauf, 29, of Westerlo, NY pled guilty yesterday to Manslaughter and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony in connection with the shooting death of […]




Ellendale Man Sentenced for 2017 Murder

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, February 1, 2019

Fatal shooting sends Wilmington man to prison; two others plead guilty to raping minors in two separate cases An Ellendale man received a 35-year-prison sentence for murdering another man. Deputy Attorneys General Susan Schmidhauser and Stephen Welch secured the sentence for 36-year-old Don Martinez. In July 2017, Martinez fatally shot Kevin King in the parking […]




Prison Sentence for Man Who Beat Nephew With Pipe

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Fraud | Date Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019

Other defendants plead to rape, leaving the scene of a fatal accident, assault, and theft charges Deputy Attorney General Anna Currier secured a prison sentence for a 60-year-old Wilmington man who pled guilty to beating his nephew with a metal pipe. After an argument, Mark Herring took a 2-foot-long pipe from the basement of a […]







  Category: Criminal Division


Driver Sentenced For Injuring Two Pedestrians In Dover

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019

Other defendants guilty on weapons and assault charges A man who ran over two teens as they crossed Route 13 in Dover has pled guilty and been sentenced to prison. In August 2018, William Smith, 52, of Dover, hit the girls with his vehicle while they were in a pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of […]




Police Chief Pleads Guilty

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Fraud | Date Posted: Friday, February 8, 2019

Other defendants plea to gang activity, weapons, murder, rape, and theft charges Michael Capriglione, Chief of police for the Town of Newport, has pled guilty to charges stemming from official misconduct. In May 2018, Capriglione ordered the deletion of a surveillance video, which depicted him striking another vehicle in the parking lot of Newport Police […]




Killing of Hockessin Man Resolved With Guilty Plea

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Featured Posts | Date Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Benjamin Rauf, the New York man charged with the 2015 killing of a Hockessin man found shot in his car, has pled guilty to the fatal shooting. Rauf, 29, of Westerlo, NY pled guilty yesterday to Manslaughter and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony in connection with the shooting death of […]




Ellendale Man Sentenced for 2017 Murder

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Friday, February 1, 2019

Fatal shooting sends Wilmington man to prison; two others plead guilty to raping minors in two separate cases An Ellendale man received a 35-year-prison sentence for murdering another man. Deputy Attorneys General Susan Schmidhauser and Stephen Welch secured the sentence for 36-year-old Don Martinez. In July 2017, Martinez fatally shot Kevin King in the parking […]




Prison Sentence for Man Who Beat Nephew With Pipe

Criminal Division | Department of Justice | Fraud | Date Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019

Other defendants plead to rape, leaving the scene of a fatal accident, assault, and theft charges Deputy Attorney General Anna Currier secured a prison sentence for a 60-year-old Wilmington man who pled guilty to beating his nephew with a metal pipe. After an argument, Mark Herring took a 2-foot-long pipe from the basement of a […]