A Dover man, Ronald Suber, aged 32, has been sentenced to life imprisonment plus an additional 70 years for the first-degree murder of Anna Hurst.
The case stems from an incident that occurred on August 20, 2021, when Suber, along with his girlfriend brought Hurst and another individual, Brian May, to a cornfield on Dyke Branch Road. Suber and his girlfriend were part of a catalytic converter theft ring with the victims according to the Department of Justice. Suber believed Hurst had provided incriminating information about their illegal activities to the police officials said.
During the confrontation in the cornfield, Suber accused Hurst of being an informant and shot her in the hand and chest as she pleaded for her life. May was also shot in the foot while escaping. Suber then beat Hurst to death with a tire iron according to prosicutors.
Suber was also convicted of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, tampering with a witness, and second-degree conspiracy. The sentencing took place in the Kent County Superior Court.