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2 Men, Including Business Partner, Charged in Murders of Del. Businessman and His Wife

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    2 Men, Including Business Partner, Charged in Murders of Del. Businessman and His Wife
    New Castle County Police Department
    Christopher Rivers and Joshua Bey

    Nearly a year after a popular Delaware business owner and his wife were killed, two men were arrested and charged for their murders.

    Christopher Rivers, 31, and Joshua Bey, 29, both of Wilmington, are accused of murdering Joseph Connell and his wife Olga Connell.

    Connell and his wife were both found dead back on September 22, 2013 on the unit block of Paladin Drive at the Paladin Club Apartments in Wilmington. Witnesses told police they heard shouting and then gunshots moments before their deaths.

    Connell was the co-owner of C & S Auto Service while his wife was the receptionist. Rivers, who was Connell’s business partner and co-owner of C &S, was initially questioned by police in connection to the murders.

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    After months of investigation, officials determined that Rivers and Bey were responsible. They have not yet revealed their motive however.

    Both Rivers and Bey are charged with first degree murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and other related offenses. They were both committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution where they are both being held without bail.