Man Charged With Stabbing Murdered Victim After Vehicle Accident

A Wilmington Police investigation has resulted in an arrest in connection with an April fatal stabbing incident.

Police said on April 28, 2022, at approximately 5:20 p.m., police responded to the area of 5th and North DuPont Streets for a vehicle collision. Arriving officers learned that a physical altercation had occurred as a result of the collision. A short time later, a victim, identified as 38-year-old Alfredo Guerro-Hernandez, arrived at the hospital with a laceration. The victim later succumbed to his injuries.

The case was assigned to Detectives Justin Kane and Joran Merced of the Criminal Investigations Division. Through the course of their investigation, Detectives Kane and Merced identified 52-year-old Anthony Staples as a suspect officials said Wednesday. The case was presented to a New Castle County Grand Jury on June 21, which returned an indictment on the following charges:
Murder 2nd Degree
Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the Commission of a Felony
Staples was taken into custody without incident on June 27.

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $160,000 cash-only bail.

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