Wilkerson to serve life in prison for murder of Delmar cop

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

Wilkerson’s attack on Cpl. Keith Heacook happened on April 25, 2021.

A Delmar man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of Cpl. Keith Heacook in April 2021, Delaware’s Attorney General office announced Monday.

Randon Wilkerson, 32 has been convicted of 16 charges, including two counts of Murder 1st Degree and 11 other felonies.

On the morning of April 25, 2021, 22-year Delmar Police Department veteran Cpl. Keith Heacook responded to a 911 call for a domestic incident. 

Upon arrival at the residence, Heacook was viciously attacked by Wilkerson and was later found unconscious, having suffered multiple blows to the head. 

He died of his injuries later that week, leaving behind his wife, four children, and a devastated community. 

Wilkerson was later arrested and charged with Heacook’s murder, in addition to the severe assault of the two elderly victims that morning.

Prosecutors convicted Wilkerson Monday of the following charges:

  • Two counts of Murder 1st Degree                                     
  • Five counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
  • Three counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited
  • Two counts of Assault 1st Degree
  • Burglary 1st Degree
  • Assault 3rd Degree                         
  • Terroristic Threatening                     
  • Offensive Touching

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