A Dover man will be sentenced to life in prison following his conviction on 69 criminal counts including first-degree murder.
Abdul T. White, 33, was convicted last week, according to a press release from state Department of Justice spokesman Carl Kanefsky.
The trial was the result of a 2015 Milford home invasion and fatal shooting, Kanefsky said.
In August of that year, White and two others broke into a home in the 500 block of Walnut Street in Milford armed with handguns and a pit bull. White and the others ordered nine people to lie on the living room floor and bound another on a couch. White then went to a bedroom and fatally shot the owner of the home, John Harmon, 40, in the head.
Harmon was confined to a wheelchair as the result of being shot two years earlier, Kanefsky said.
At the time of the shooting, White also was a suspect in a six-month investigation into drug dealing in Kent and Sussex counties. At the time, White was living in Dover and police were looking for him as well as his 25-year-old girlfriend, Ashley S. Gonzalez.
White was arrested in Philadelphia in September 2015 and extradited to Delaware.
White, who was banned from having a firearm because of a prior gun conviction, was found guilty of first-degree murder, home invasion, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, 31 counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of ammunition by a person prohibited, eight counts of kidnapping, 10 counts of reckless endangering, nine counts of aggravated menacing, conspiracy, wearing a disguise, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
A Superior Court judge will formally sentence White to life in prison early next year, Kanefsky said.