August 31, 2015

Seaford, DE Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

I apologize for this being on LC main site, it will be removed once the LC Library is fixed and re-opened.  Working on it! 

Saw on the news that a young man had slit the throat of a female outside her home.  They did NOT mention that they were in a relationship in any way, that it was domestic violence in nature, or that he threatened her or the female that accompanied her to the hospital.

Sadly, yes, her getting her throat sliced is horrible news!  Don’t get me wrong, it really is!  Yet, I can’t help but feel that WBOC dropped the ball when they failed to mention, when they failed to take the opportunity, to expose a domestic violence situation for what it was and to announce his threat which would have helped downplay it and hopefully make it so he wouldn’t dare go through with it.

Domestic Violence happens so much more then anyone within the field wants to admit, truthfully, more then any of us want to admit…

Last night I was with a dear friend, and as usual when she is with her boyfriend with her, they argue ;(  This time they didn’t just argue, screaming ensued, even with a bunch of children in the house along with me. I wanted to disappear into the wall because I knew it was one of those situations where if you tried to step in, not only were you going to get your head cut off by both of them, but they would turn around and continue with the argument anyway.  I stepped in when the children were right behind them, one in particular they were screaming about to each other, who then cried hysterically and slammed the door into an empty room down the hall from what she heard them screaming.  I got my head snapped off…nothing that hasn’t happened before… ouchie!!! Yeah…ok…next??? lol 

I shared all of this to say…even with planning on getting ready for a birthday, domestic violence can set in. 

We can’t stay away or fully stop domestic violence, but we can help a friend going through it by being there with her and the children.  You can’t stop Domestic Violence, but maybe your good at the computer and can help out in that way?  Maybe your schedule is just too full, but maybe you can help financially to your local DV Shelter?  Believe me, they can always use help!

It’s just like in Church…God has given each of us God Give talents, and we need to use them!!!!  With us working together, we can help slow down the progression of Domestic Violence!!!


Seaford Man Arrested for Attempted Murder
Posted: Aug 29, 2015 3:34 PM EDT

By Ariel Barry

Darnell Aiken

Darnell Aiken, 20, of Seaford      

BRIDGEVILLE, Del. – A Seaford man is charged with attempted murder after police say he cut his girlfriend's throat.

Troopers responded to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Friday night just before 9 p.m. for reports of a female with a severe laceration to her neck. 

When troopers arrived, they were initially told an unknown suspect slashed the 20-year-old female's neck with a knife while she was on the front steps of her home on Nat Turner Street in Bridgeville. 

Police say further investigation revealed the woman and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Darnell Aiken of Seaford, were involved in a verbal altercation inside her home when Aiken went into the kitchen and grabbed a knife. 

According to police, Aiken then returned to the living room and swung the knife at the victim, causing the large laceration to her neck. 

Troopers say Aiken, along with another female in the house at the time, brought the victim to Nanticoke Hospital. According to police, Aiken threatened harm to them if they said what really happened.

Detectives took Darnell Aiken into custody at the hospital with some resistance and transported him back to Troop 5 in Bridgeville.  He was later charged with Attempted Murder 1st, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Resisting Arrest, Terrorist Threatening, and Criminal Mischief to a police vehicle.  He was arraigned at JP3 and is being held without bail at Sussex Correctional Institution.

The victim's current condition and status are unknown.