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Kent County Man Sentenced for Manslaughter - Others Face Prison Time for Rape, Gun, and Drug Charges

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(Erick Morton; Photo credit: Dover Police Department) (Erick Morton; Photo credit: Dover Police Department)

Dover, Del. -- The State of Delaware Deputy Attorneys General have secured prison sentences for five suspects in local felonies.

Officials say Erick Morton was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in connection with a July 2015 killing. Police identified Morton in surveillance video from city cameras that captured him shoot Jamal Weeks, 35, of Dover, in the Simon Circle neighborhood.

The state sentenced Charles Johnson, 34, of Wilmington to five years in prison, followed by probation as a habitual offender of violent drug and assault convictions. In February of 2014, Johnson was arrested for involvement in a heroin deal, police say. He was reported to have then fled from police as they tried to stop him, throwing money out of his car window as he drove. He pled guilty in May to drug trafficking and disregarding a police signal.

Al-Ghaniyy Price, 19, also of Wilmington, was sentenced to eight years in prison, after pleading guilty to maintaining drug property, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of ammunition by a person prohibited, and drug trafficking. Authorities say Price was arrested in May 2015 after following a drug activity investigation in the Sparrow Run neighborhood. Police reported that they found more than 150 grams of heroin, a 9-mm handgun, and ammunition Price's bedroom. DAG also secured a prison sentence in that same investigation for Mik'trell Spriggs of Sparrow Run. The 22-year-old was charged with selling crack cocaine while on probation for a previous drug trafficking conviction. He will serve eight-and-a-half years in prison for three counts of drug trafficking and violating his probation.

DAG secured a five-year prison sentence for Malik Moss, 31 of Bear after his February conviction for drug trafficking, aggravated possession of heroin, disregarding a police officer's signal, possession of marijuana and reckless driving. In April of 2014, police say Moss fled from authorities during a traffic stop. Moss' vehicle was found abandoned on the front lawn of a nearby home, where a large amount of heroin, small amount of marijuana, and a cell phone were found. Police say they linked the vehicle and drugs back to Moss through fingerprint and cell phone analysis.

After pleading guilty to third degree rape in May, Paul Brunhammer, 34, of Salem, New Jersey, was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Authorities say Brunhammer raped the daughter of his ex-girlfriend in 2010 while he was visiting he mother's home in Newark, DE.

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