Two Wor­ton men con­victed of 2017 Delaware mur­der

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DOVER, DEL. — Wor­ton area res­i­dents DePaul Mashawn Wil­son and Guy Ed­ward Jones Jr. were con­victed of felony first-de­gree mur­der April 26 fol­low­ing a trial in Su­pe­rior Court here that be­gan April 17.

Ju­rors also con­victed the men of sec­ond-de­gree mur­der, first-de­gree at­tempted rob­bery and pos­ses­sion of a firearm dur­ing the com­mis­sion of a felony.

Bail was re­voked for both men.

Sen­tenc­ing has been set for Aug. 29.

Wil­son, 37, and Jones, 28, were con­victed of the shoot- ing death of Ja­van Cale, 31, in his Dover apart­ment on Jan. 10, 2017.

They pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Both men chose not to tes­tify.

Pros­e­cu­tors ar­gued that Cale was fa­tally shot dur­ing an ex­change of gun­fire be­tween Wil­son and Jones that was pre­ceded by an ar­ranged mar­i­juana deal.

Wil­son and Jones also were in­jured, though only Wil­son sought med­i­cal treat­ment.

Po­lice de­vel­oped Jones as a sus­pect af­ter view­ing video­tape from the free- stand­ing emer­gency room in Mid­dle­town, Del., that al­legedly shows Jones ac­com­pa­ny­ing Wil­son to the ER af­ter the shoot­ing, Lt. Den­nis Hick­man of the Kent County Sher­iff’s Of­fice said.

Also, Jones of­ten drove the sus­pect ve­hi­cle and a wit­ness to the shoot­ing de­scribed a man match­ing Jones’ de­scrip­tion as be­ing in­volved, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The Kent County Sher­iff’s Of­fice and the Dover Po­lice Depart­ment ap­pre­hended the men at their re­spec­tive homes the day af­ter the shoot­ing.

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