Darley Woods Cold Case Murder Defendant Gets 38 Years In Prison

Prosecutors have announced the conviction of a man in a 2016 Cold Case murder in  Darley Woods.

On December 20th, 2016 at approximately 5:50 p.m., Patrol Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Linda Road in Darley Woods after a witness called 9-1-1 to report an unconscious male on the sidewalk. Responding units arrived on scene and found Jakeith Latham, 34, of Clayton, New Jersey, deceased with a gunshot wound to his upper body.

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The 2016 case went cold for a couple of years until the arrest of then 22-year-old Seth Kinderman of New Castle County. At the time police said multiple investigative leads directed the detectives to Kinderman. At the time he was charged with felony Murder 1st degree, felony Robbery 1st degree, and 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

Earlier this week prosecutors said that Kinderman set up a deal to sell Latham diabetic test strips. During the transaction, Latham was shot by Kinderman according to prosecutors.

Officials said that Kinderman plead guilty to second-degree murder, attempted robbery, and one of the weapons charges after prosecutors were able to link him to the murder using a genealogy testing service.

Kinderman was sentenced to serve 38 years in prison on Friday.


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