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Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Sentence in Dover Motel Slaying

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DOVER, Del. (AP)- The Delaware Supreme Court has upheld the 33-year prison sentence of a man convicted of killing a woman in a motel room.

News outlets report that the court this week upheld the sentence of Darren Weiford.

Weiford last year pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and possession of a firearm in the 2017 shooting death of 20-year-old Amber Buckler at a Dover motel.

News outlets state that Weiford in his appeal argued that his attorney was not aware of a letter he had sent to a judge asking for leniency. The news outlet reports Weiford had sought to be sentenced for an offense lower than second-degree murder.

Weiford's attorney had argued Weiford suffered from depression and anxiety and had just spent time in a behavioral health facility before the shooting.

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