Update: Del. State Auditor Kathy McGuiness Convicted of 3 Charges

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*Additional story update: Delaware State House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, D-Bear and Majority Whip Larry Mitchell, D-Elsmere released this statement Friday following the conviction of State Auditor Kathy McGuiness: “We put our trust in our elected officials – especially those whose responsibility is to serve as a watchdog for the state’s finances – and when…

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Trial of Auditor McGuiness Goes to Jury

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Jury deliberations are underway in the trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness.The Jury in Kent County Superior Court got the case Thursday afternoon.The panel started deliberations and will return today.McGuiness is charged with felony theft, felony intimidation, contract structuring, official misconduct and conflict of interest.

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State Not to Move Forward with Final Vaughn Prison Riot Trial

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With two defendants to stand trial in October in the Vaughn Prison Riot case, the State has opted NOT to move forward with further pending charges. The Department of Justice released this statement on the Vaughn trials: On the morning of February 2, 2017, a correctional officer was found dead – tragically and brutally murdered…

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UPDATED: Jury Brings No Convictions in 2nd Vaughn Prison Riot Trial

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UPDATED – 2/18 – 3:30pm – WGMD has learned there have been no convictions for the for defendants in the 2nd trial in the Vaughn Prison riot.  Corrections officials say the  jury did not come to a conclusion on the murder, riot and assault charges for Obadiah Miller or the riot charge for John Bramble. …

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Closing Arguments in 2nd Vaughn Trial Begin Monday

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Testimony has concluded in the second trial of suspects accused in the Vaughn Prison riot in February 2017.  Abednego Baynes, Kevin Berry, John Bramble and Obadiah Miller are each charged with 3 counts of 1st degree murder as well as multiple other offenses – including assault, riot and kidnapping.  During the prison riot, three correctional…

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Next Vaughn Trial to Begin in Mid-January

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Jury selection for the next group of prisoners who allegedly took part in the prison riot at the Vaughn Correctional Center will begin on January 7th.  Obadiah Miller, John Bramble, Kevin Berry and Abednego Baynes will be tried for their rolls in the riot and kidnapping of 4 correctional officers which led to the death…

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Judge Working to Set Start Date of 2nd Vaughn Trial

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The first of multiple trials for three of the defendants involved in the prison riot at the Vaughn Correctional Institution in February of 2017 ended last week.   Officials in the Attorney General’s office tell WGMD that Judge Carpenter is working with counsel to determine the start date and defendants who will be tried in the…

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