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Man Accused of Smyrna Double Murder Pleads Guilty

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Gilbert Rochester (Photo: Delaware State Police) Gilbert Rochester (Photo: Delaware State Police)

SMYRNA, Del. - A Kent County, Del. man accused of killing his wife and mother-in-law last December has accepted a plea deal.

Carl Kanefsky, a spokesperson for the Delaware Department of Justice, tells WBOC Gilbert Rochester pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of first-degree murder.

According to charging documents, on Dec. 13, 2015, Rochester waited outside a home on Hawkey Branch Road in Smyrna for his estranged wife, then attacked and killed her. Police said Rochester then killed her mother as well.

According to Kanefsky, first-degree murder carries a sentence of life in prison in Delaware.

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