Delaware Public Media

New Castle County Superior Court

James Morrison, Delaware Public Media

The verdict in the first trial of inmates allegedly involved in the Vaughn prison riot is in.


Sarah Mueller, Delaware Public Media

Jury selection started Monday in the first of several trials connected to the deadly Vaughn prison riot.

The civil suit brought against a former Delaware state trooper’s estate by a woman alleging she was sexually assaulted while in custody has been thrown out by New Castle County Superior Court.

Judge Eric Davis found that it had taken the woman too long to file the suit after Trooper Joshua Giddings died in 2009. Those suing estates must file their case within eight months of the defendant's passing.