Killer Convicted In 2018 Grisly Double Murder In Belvedere

Prosecutors have secured the conviction of a Newport man in a 2018 double murder committed in Belvedere. Glenford Blackwood was found guilty of two counts of Murder First Degree after prosecutors showed that he had murdered Doris Dorsey, 15, and Vincent DiMenco, 36.

Blackwood was also found guilty on two charges of Attempted Murder for firing at both of Dorsey’s parents, along with four counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

In the early hours of June 17, 2018, the Dorsey family was hosting a birthday celebration for Doris’ father, Duncan. At the time, Doris Dorsey was sitting in the family vehicle, which was parked in the home’s driveway. Duncan and DiMenco, one of his close friends who had joined the celebration, were sitting in the home’s front yard. Blackwood approached the vehicle with a 12-gauge shotgun and fired two slugs into the vehicle, killing the teenager. Blackwood then shot DiMenco as he attempted to flee, killing him. Dorsey’s mother – also named Doris – attempted to slam the front door shut and Blackwood fired through the door, injuring her. Duncan Dorsey was able to escape.

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Cell phone evidence, Google data, surveillance footage, vehicle registration records, and transaction records from an area Walmart where Blackwood had purchased shotgun shells, helped investigators identify Blackwood and enabled prosecutors to secure Blackwood’s conviction. Blackwood is believed to have mistaken the younger Doris for her mother, whom he wanted to kill in revenge for a 2015 altercation at a Wilmington-area Family Dollar, prosecutors said Friday.

Breaking Report

Prices Corner-Area – Just after 1:30 this morning, rescue crews from the Belvedere Fire Company, along with New Castle County Paramedics and New Castle County Police responded to the unit block of Lloyd Street, near the intersection of Route 141 and Boxwood Road for reports of a shooting.

Initial reports indicate that County Police are investigating an incident where at least two people have been shot.

Police have yet to confirm early reports that at least two people were killed during the incident.

Police and DelDOT crews currently have the area blocked off. All traffic on Newport Gap Pike is being diverted away from the scene.

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