Two Delaware men charged with year old Paladin Club apartment murders

Nearly one year after a Delaware couple was killed at the Paladin Club apartments in New Castle County; two men will now face charges for the crime that shocked a community.

 Attorney General Beau Biden made the announcement on Monday and thanked not only his staff but the New Castle County Police Department for their hard work and gathering evidence to solve this case.

“Their extremely hard work and perseverance over the past year led to multiple arrests and today’s indictments,” Biden said.

“This is another example that these cases are never forgotten and the County Police remain relentless in pursuing those who commit these crimes,” New Castle County Police Chief, Colonel Elmer Setting said.

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31 year-old Christopher Rivers and 23 year-old Dominique Benson, were each charged with the September 22, 2013 shooting that killed Joseph Connell and his wife Olga Connell, both 39, outside their residence. They’ve been held without bail since earlier this month. Rivers was arrested on September 3 and Benson on September 5.

Both men face two counts of First Degree Murder, two counts of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony and one count of 1st Degree Conspiracy. Rivers has also been charged with Criminal Solicitation of the 1st Degree.

Although Biden’s office secured murder indictments from the New Castle County Grand Jury, the investigation isn’t over just yet.

“Even as we proceed with these prosecutions, I remind the public that the investigation into these senseless killings remains active and ongoing,” Biden said.

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