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Dover Man Gets 33 Years for Girlfriend's Murder

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DOVER, Del.- A Dover man convicted of shooting to death his girlfriend has been sentenced to more than three decades behind bars, Delaware prosecutors announced Friday. 

Twenty-three-year-old Darren Weiford in November pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

This week a Superior Court judge sentenced Weiford to 33 years in prison, followed by one year of work release, then two years of probation.

Dover police said the incident happened in June of 2017, when the body of 20-year-old Amber Buckler was found in a room at the First State Inn at 1760 N. DuPont Highway. Investigators said Buckler had sustained a single gunshot wound to the upper body. 

Police arrested Weiford at the scene. Police said they believe this to have been an isolated incident that was possibly domestic-related. 

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