State Police Arrest Man for Murder

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The Delaware State Police have arrested 27-year-old Gadiel Haro of Magnolia, Delaware for murder and other charges following an investigation that began early Tuesday morning.

On December 20, 2022, at approximately 12:26 a.m., troopers responded to the 400 block of Stevenson Drive in Magnolia regarding a physical altercation. Upon their arrival, troopers discovered that Gadiel Haro had been involved in a dispute with his girlfriend, a 26-year-old woman from Magnolia, Delaware. During the dispute, Haro assaulted his girlfriend while in the presence of a 3-year-old juvenile and 6-year-old juvenile. The children ran from the house and asked for help from their neighbor, a 42-year-old man from Magnolia, Delaware. The neighbor responded to Haro’s home, and Haro began intentionally choking the victim, causing him to fall unconscious.

The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Troopers took Haro into custody without incident and transported him to Troop 3, where he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Murder Second Degree (Felony)
  • Strangulation (Felony)
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2 counts)
  • Offensive Touching

Haro was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court # 2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $1,007,500 cash bond.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto

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