Man convicted of 2016 New Castle murder

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Gregory Parker, 53, of New Castle was sentenced to 25 years in prison on his convictions for Murder 2nd Degree and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony.

WILMINGTON (DE): Gregory Parker, 53, of New Castle was sentenced to 25 years in prison on his convictions for Murder 2nd Degree and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony.

Parker, who had no prior criminal convictions, pled guilty in November 2017 to the 2016 fatal beating of Shawn Spence in Mallard Pointe near New Castle. New Castle County Police found Spence inside Parker’s residence bludgeoned to death. Spence did not live inside the home with Parker.

“We received a telephone call to our dispatchers asking for a check on the welfare. They were concerned about someone that lived here. Our officers responded, and they found an adult male deceased,” Cpl. Tracey Duffy of the New Castle County Police Department said.

Parker fled Delaware and remained at large until his arrest by the U.S. Marshal Service six months later in New York City.

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