Cpl. Heacook’s Killer Guilty On All Charges

A Delaware judge has found 30, year-old, Randon Wilkerson guilty of the killing of Delmar Police Office Corporal Keilth Heacook.

The short trial took place inside a Georgetown courtroom Monday morning. In under two hours, a bench trial wrapped up with Judge Craig Karsnitz finding Wilkerson guilty on all charges.

The original charges against Wilkerson were extensive, including two counts of Murder First Degree, two counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, and 11 additional crimes, among them multiple counts of Assault First Degree. These charges were a direct result of a violent assault that took place, involving Cpl. Heacook and an elderly couple.

Prosecutors had alleged Corporal Keith Heacook was confronted by Wilkerson when he responded to reports of a disturbance at a home on Buckingham Drive in Delmar, leading to a physical altercation inside the residence.

During the confrontation, Cpl. Heacook became unresponsive, prompting additional officers to be dispatched to the scene. These officers, along with medical personnel, worked to provide first aid to Cpl. Heacook, who was then transported to TidalHealth in Salisbury. From there, he received a police escort to Shock Trauma in Baltimore due to the severity of his head injuries.

The investigation into this incident revealed a separate but related assault involving an elderly couple across the street from the initial scene. Wilkerson had assaulted both the 73-year-old male and the 76-year-old female, causing them significant injuries. The male victim was assaulted upon opening the door, and both victims were struck repeatedly with a glass object. The female victim was later transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore due to the severity of her injuries.

Wilkerson was taken into custody without incident after being observed by law enforcement agencies on the property of the initial 911 call.

Wilkerson will be sentenced on December 8, 2023.