The Delaware State Police are investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday evening at a Wilmington hotel.
On December 30, 2022, at approximately 5:03 p.m., troopers responded to the SureStay Plus Hotel, located at 1807 Concord Pike in Wilmington, regarding a subject who had been stabbed. Upon their arrival, troopers learned that 19-year-old Jesse Nartey of New Castle, Delaware had been sharing a room at the hotel with a 26-year-old woman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The two began arguing in the room, which led to Nartey becoming angry and stabbing the victim several times with a kitchen knife. Nartey then called 9-1-1 to report what had occurred.
The female victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification of the victim is pending notification to her family and relatives.
Nartey was taken into custody without incident. He was taken to Troop 2 and charged with the following crimes:
- Murder First Degree (Felony)
- Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
Nartey was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on $1,100,000 cash bond.
The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit continues to investigate this case. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this incident to please contact Detective B. McDerby by calling 302-741-2821. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto
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