Wilmington Cold Case Detectives Charge Two In 2013 Murder

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A Wilmington Police investigation has resulted in two arrests in connection with a 2013 murder.

On June 7, 2013, at approximately 6:19 p.m., police were called to the 2700 block of Northeast Boulevard in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located two gunshot victims. Both were transported to the hospital where one of the victims,  29-year-old Anthony Berry,  later succumbed to his injuries. The case was assigned to Sgt. Kim Pfaff of the Criminal Investigations Division.

The investigation continued, and the efforts of the Cold Case Unit, including Cold Case Investigator Robert Partlow and ATF Special Agent Ronnie Hnat,  led to the identification of two suspects in this case, police said Wednesday. The case was presented to a New Castle County Grand Jury on September 30, and an indictment was returned for the two suspects, Maleke Brittingham and Anthony Dale.

Police had taken 28-year-old Maleke Brittingham into custody on September 26 following a motor vehicle stop. He was interviewed in relation to this investigation and has since been charged with murder and attempted murder.

He was arraigned in New Castle County Superior Court and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $2,000,000 cash-only bail.

Dale, who is currently incarcerated on an unrelated matter, has been charged with murder and attempted murder.

He was arraigned in New Castle County Superior Court and given $1,000,000 cash-only bail. He remains incarcerated in the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on this and a prior, unrelated matter.

Chief Robert J. Tracy applauded the efforts of investigators and the Cold Case Unit in continuing their efforts to bring justice in this 2013 murder case.

“The two arrests in this cold case are a prime example of the tireless efforts of our investigators to bring justice in every case,” said Chief Tracy. “I am proud of the efforts of our Cold Case Unit, and the passion and dedication they bring to these unsolved cases.”


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