Dover man sentenced to 40 years incarceration for muder


DOVER — Kyle Leonard, 37, of Dover, pled guilty to second-degree murder before Judge Jeffrey J. Clark in Kent County Superior Court May 11, the Delaware Department of Justice said.

Leonard was sentenced to 40 years in prison, suspended after 30 years for 6 months of work release or home confinement, followed by two years of probation.

The conviction and sentence follow an investigation into Leonard fatally shooting his mother, with whom he lived, on Jan. 7, 2022.

“We cannot rest as long as domestic and gun violence continues to afflict our communities,” said Attorney General Kathy Jennings.

“This was a tragic and disturbing crime that highlights the serious danger that exists at the intersection of gun violence and domestic strife. I’m thankful to our prosecutors and the Delaware State Police for securing justice in this case, and hope that it brings some peace to the victim’s family.”

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