Newark Man Sentenced To 25 In Death, Additional Charges

Earlier this month Timothy Thomas, 34, of Newark was sentenced to 25 years in prison for convictions of Murder 2nd Degree and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited. Thomas previously submitted a guilty plea in October following an investigation into the shooting of Andre Hickson, 40, on July 6, 2020. 

On July 6, 2020, Thomas engaged in a verbal altercation with Hickson at an auto repair facility in the 800 block of Wilmington’s East 13th Street. Thomas pulled out a gun and shot Hickson in the chest before fleeing the area. Hickson was transported to Christiana Hospital where he died of his injuries. 

Prosecutors said this sentence represents a global solution resolving charges from a total of five cases pending against Thomas, including Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited from 2020, Strangulation from 2020, Assault 3rd Degree and Malicious Interference from 2021, and Theft of a Motor Vehicle from 2021, in addition to Hickson’s murder.

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