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Man convicted of murdering Delaware police officer in 2021

A man was convicted of first-degree murder Monday in the death of a Delaware police officer, according to the state’s top law enforcement official.

Randon Wilkerson, 32, was convicted on 16 charges after a short trial in the 2021 death of Delmar, Delaware, police Cpl. Keith Heacook during a bench trial.

Heacook, 54, was attacked by Wilkerson after responding to a house in Delmar shortly after 5 a.m. on April 21, 2021, authorities said. A witness reported that Wilkerson slammed his foot repeatedly on Heacook’s head while he lay unconscious.


Wilkerson pleaded not guilty in July 2021, according to the attorney general’s office.

Wilkerson’s attorney Patrick Collins declined to comment on the conviction.

Heacook, a father of four, was a 22-year veteran of the Delmar police department.


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