Delaware City woman charged with double homicide
- Christiana M. Evick, 31, is facing two counts of first degree murder after police said she killed Harvey Cashwell, 76, and Carolyn Cashwell, 66, in their home in the 28000 block of Liden School Road.
A Delaware City woman has been charged with the April 26 double homicide of two Greenwood residents.
Christiana M. Evick, 31, is facing two counts of first degree murder after police said she killed Harvey Cashwell, 76, and Carolyn Cashwell, 66, in their home in the 28000 block of Liden School Road.
This week, the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit arrested Evick in connection with the murders.
The investigation began at 5:30 p.m. April 26 after police were called to the Cashwell's residence after a concerned neighbor told police that they had not seen the elderly couple since April 22.
When troopers arrived, they tried to make contact with the couple, but received no response, police said. Police then entered the home at which time they found the deceased couple.
Through further investigation, police said that Evick and her boyfriend, Michael P. Emory, had been evicted from a residence that they rented from the Cashwells six months before the homicides.
On April 27, police apprehended Emory and Evick at the Greenwood Inn.
A May 1 warrant charged Emory with two counts of murder and burglary. He was remanded to the Sussex County Correctional Institution.
Evick was initially charged with two counts of theft after police said she stole two guns from the couple she was living with in Harrington in order to bail Emory out of prison on unrelated charges.
She was ordered to home confinement at her Delaware City residence after serving a brief prison term for the theft.
On Dec. 21, Evick was taken to Troop 3 by a relative where detectives obtained a warrant charging her with the murders.
She was charged with murder, robbery, possession of a firearm, burglary, and conspiracy and remanded to the Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution.