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Lewes Man Charged With Georgetown Murder

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GEORGETOWN, Del. - Delaware State Police Homicide Detectives say they have arrested a Lewes man in connection with the death of Cornelius Henry.

According to reports, the investigation began shortly after 3:00 AM on Sunday February 23rd, when members of the Georgetown Police Department responded to Dunbarton Apartments after receiving a report of an injured or dead male in the vestibule of one of the apartment buildings.  After officers and medical personnel located the male, he was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police say Teveya W. Brittingham was taken into custody in a nearby apartment shortly after the officers arrived on scene.  Brittingham reportedly had a significant amount of blood on the lower portion of his pants and sneakers and a trail leading to the apartment he had entered began at the crime scene.  Police say he was transported back to Troop 4 and later incarcerated at SCI due to a violation of probation as detectives continued to conduct interviews and contact witnesses.

Police say the decedent was later identified as a 43-year-old Cornelius J. Henry.  His body was reportedly removed from the scene and turned over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  Police say an autopsy was conducted on Monday and determined the manner of death to be homicide by blunt force trauma to the head and neck area.

After a thorough and comprehensive investigation encompassing numerous interviews and evidence collected at the crime scene, detectives say they were able to obtain a warrant for Teveya Brittingham's arrest on one count of Murder 1st.  He was reportedly arraigned this evening via video phone with JP2 and continues to be held at Sussex Correctional Institution without bail.

Detectives say they are continuing their investigation into this incident.

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