Kiamensi Road Double Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty

The man held in connection with the 2018 Kiamensi Road Double Murder has pleaded guilty.

With his trial set to start yesterday, March 3, 2020, Walter Lolley pled guilty to two counts of second-degree murder for the killing of Isabel Cooper and Thessalonias Berry.

The investigation began in the early morning hours of May 24, 2018, when New Castle County Police Officers were dispatched to a reported motor vehicle accident in the area of the intersection of Kiamensi Rd and Rothwell Drive. When officers arrived, they found Isabel Cooper and Thessalonias Berry mortally wounded inside of the vehicle. Both had suffered gunshot wounds and were pronounced deceased at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics.

Berry and his girlfriend, Cooper seven months pregnant, had been expecting their first child together when they were gunned down, police said at the time.

The investigation into the double murder lead authorities to Lolley, police saying at the time, he was the last person to have contact with both victims.

The initial search for Lolley, who police said at the time should be considered armed and dangerous, was unsuccessful. In September of 2018 he was picked up by Georgia authorities and was later extradited back to Delaware to stand trial.

Lolley is scheduled to be sentenced in late July.


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