Police: Man Strangled To Death By His Neighbor Identified

Delaware State Police have identified the victim of the homicide that occurred on December 20, 2022, in Magnolia as Robert Mujica, 42, of Magnolia, Delaware.

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The Delaware State Police have arrested 27-year-old Gadiel Haro of Magnolia, Delaware for murder and other charges following an investigation that began early Tuesday morning.

Officials said on December 20, 2022, at approximately 12:26 a.m., troopers responded to the 400 block of Stevenson Drive in Magnolia regarding a physical altercation. Upon their arrival, troopers discovered that Gadiel Haro had been involved in a dispute with his girlfriend, a 26-year-old woman from Magnolia, Delaware. During the dispute, Haro assaulted his girlfriend while in the presence of a 3-year-old juvenile and a 6-year-old juvenile according to police. The children ran from the house and asked for help from their neighbor, a 42-year-old man from Magnolia, Delaware. The neighbor responded to Haro’s home where Haro began intentionally choking the victim, causing him to fall unconscious police said Wednesday.

The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Troopers took Haro into custody without incident and transported him to Troop 3, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Murder Second Degree (Felony)
  • Strangulation (Felony)
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2 counts)
  • Offensive Touching

Haro was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $1,007,500 cash bond.

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