After an extensive investigation by the Delaware State Police and the Department of Justice, a New Castle County grand jury indicted two Newark individuals for the October murder of 17-year-old Madison Sparrow, officials said Tuesday.
The indictment charges Noah Sharp and Annika Stalczynski with Murder First Degree, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy First Degree, according to authorities.
“Every murder is an outrage, but the murder of a child strikes at everything we hold dear,” said Attorney General Kathy Jennings. “Madison was stolen from her family and friends with her life and her dreams still ahead of her. A life has been taken and a cruel trauma has been inflicted on hundreds of people who knew and loved this kind, gentle young woman. My heart aches for Madi’s parents, the Sparrow family, and the entire Newark Charter community. We can never replace what these people have lost, but we can – and will – hold her killers accountable.”
Sparrow and both of the defendants in this case all attended Newark Charter School.
Sparrow was first reported missing on October 2. An investigation by Delaware State Police and the DOJ revealed evidence that Stalczynski, 17, conspired with Noah Sharp, 19, of Newark, to lure Sparrow into a wooded area, ambush her, and ultimately kill her, according to a statement released Tuesday. Stalczynski was arrested by DSP investigators on Monday after the indictment was returned. A magistrate set her bail at $1,021,000 cash and she was committed to the Juvenile Detention Center. Noah Sharp was arrested on October 5, 2020 and has since been held on $1,021,000 cash bail.
Court records show that Stalczynski is scheduled for a court hearing on Tuesday of next week.
Newark- Delaware State Police have arrested 19-year-old Noah M. Sharp of Newark in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Madison Sparrow, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather PepperPublic Information Officer, Master Corporal Heather Pepper.
Pepper said on Friday, October 2, 2020, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Madison was reported missing by a family member after not returning home. Delaware State Police detectives obtained information through investigative interviews that Madison responded to an area in Newark where her ex-boyfriend, Noah, was located. The investigation revealed the homicide occurred in the Newark area due to blunt force trauma to her body. After the homicide occurred, she was transported to a secluded wooded location in Newark, where law enforcement officers discovered her body, said Pepper.
At this time, there is information indicating additional individuals may be involved in this homicide.
Sharp was taken into custody and charged with the following crimes:
Murder 1st Degree (felony)
Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (felony)
Conspiracy 1st Degree (felony)
He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $1,021,000.00 cash bail.
This case remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective M. Csapo with the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit at 302-741-2729. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com .