The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) today announced that Michael A. Klein, a 57-year-old inmate from Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI) with a past history of chronic health conditions, died at the facility on July 4.
Klein, who was being housed in the prison medical area, was found unresponsive in his cell by medical and security staff at approximately 8:15 a.m. during a routine check and a medical alert was issued. He was found to have no pulse and CPR was immediately initiated. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Paramedics were dispatched and additional lifesaving measures were undertaken by EMS Paramedics upon their arrival. Klein was pronounced dead by EMS Paramedics at 8:58 a.m. on July 4.
Klein, of Long Neck, DE has been in DOC custody since June 4, 2022, and was being held as a detentioner in lieu of $1,060,500 cash bail on one count each of Murder 1st Degree, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, and Breach of Conditions of Bond during commitment. His body was released to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science to determine cause of death.
Officials said a death investigation is being conducted by Delaware State Police and is pending at this time.
Delaware State Police have arrested 57-year-old Michael Klein of Millsboro, DE for murder following a homicide investigation that began earlier this month in Millsboro.
On June 7, 2022 at approximately 5:41 p.m., troopers responded to the area of Long Neck Road and Banks Road for a report of a deceased subject found on the property of the Baywood golf course. The ensuing investigation revealed that the victim, later identified as 64-year-old Lewis Fetrow of Millsboro, DE, had been stabbed multiple times several days prior. Detectives from the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit determined that the suspect, identified as Michael Klein, was responsible for the victim’s death, police said Friday.
Klein had been incarcerated at Sussex Correctional Institution on unrelated charges incurred after this incident. On June 16, 2022, an arrest warrant for Klein was drafted, charging him with the following offenses:
Murder First Degree (Felony)
Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Klein was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and remained committed at Sussex Correctional Institution on $1,060,000 cash bond.
The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is currently conducting a criminal investigation in the Millsboro area that began on Tuesday evening, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.
DeMalto said on June 7, 2022, at approximately 5:41 p.m., troopers responded to the area of Long Neck Road and Banks Road for a report of a deceased subject found on the property of the Baywood golf course. The victim, a 65-year-old man from Millsboro, was located and pronounced deceased at the scene. The investigation is still ongoing at this time, and identification of the victim is pending notification to the next-of-kin.
The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective A. Bluto by calling 302-741-2859.