Neighbor arrested in murder of father and son
DOVER, Del. - July 26, 2011 (WPVI) -- Police say they have arrested the neighbor of an elderly man and his son who were murdered in Dover, Del.
Jason Oneil is charged with killing 91-year-old Howard Sheppard and his 60-year-old son, also named Howard.
Police say the murders happened sometime between July 23rd and July 25th on the 300 block of North Governors Avenue.
Around 9:20 a.m. Monday morning, a family member found the bodies of 91-year old Howard A. Sheppard and 60-year old Howard R. Sheppard and immediately called police.
Police say Oneil forced entry into the residence and it appears that both victims died as a result of head trauma.
Authorities say a search of Oneil's home led to evidence in the slayings.
Oneil is also charged with an additional burglary nearby in which police say he stole jewelry.
delaware, dover, homicide, crime
- Search for missing 11-year-old boy
- Temps soar above normal
- WATCH: Action News Online
- 2013 Troop Greetings
- Coffins unearthed at North Philly school 51 min ago
- Attack in Center City caught on camera
- Police: Threat to father used in phone scam
- Report: NSA tracks billions of cellphones daily
- Pedestrian struck and killed in Mercer County
- Kutztown coach accused of covering up teen's rape
- Man struck by SEPTA bus in Wynnefield Heights
- Prosecutor: Sex investigation of FSU QB over
- Newtown 911 dispatcher urged callers to take cover
- Researchers: 'Fit and Fat' a myth
- Coffins unearthed at North Philly school
51 min ago