Arrest Made in Mobile Home Park Beating Death

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    Authorities arrested and charged a suspect for killing a Newark, Del. man Friday, 17 months after the murder took place.

    Police say 32-year-old Myron Parker of the 300 block of Glasgow Drive, Newark, Del. killed 25-year-old Michael Leger and charged him with manslaughter and other related offenses.

    Leger died on Oct. 28, 2012 after a verbal altercation between he and Parker escalated to a physical assault, according to reports.

    The argument began when the victim yelled at a driver who was traveling without his headlights on in the Glasgow Court Trailer Park.

    After making several threatening comments, the driver left the scene and Leger called 911.

    Yet minutes later, the driver returned to the mobile home park with an accomplice and the pair assaulted Leger, who was stabbed in the chest, according to reports.

    The suspects fled as paramedics were rushing to the scene.

    Leger was transported to the Christiana Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    After a lengthy investigation and offers for a reward from the victim's family, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Parker.

    The suspect was remanded to the Howard Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington on $90,000 cash bail.