Dover Woman in Connection With Tuesday’s Fatal Stabbing


WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police announced the arrest of 59-year-old Renee Mosley of Dover in connection with Tuesday evening’s fatal stabbing incident.

Authorities stated that on January 31 at 8:31 p.m., police were dispatched to the 2200 block of North Pine Street in reference to a stabbing incident that had occurred. Police located a 59-year-old male stabbing victim, who was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The victim has been identified as Ernest Peterson. Responding officers took Renee Mosley into custody at the scene.

The case was assigned to Detective Joseph Wicks of the Criminal Investigations Division. Through the course of his investigation, he identified Mosley as a suspect in connection with the stabbing incident, and obtained warrants for her arrest.

This incident is believed to have been domestic in nature.

Mosley has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Murder (First Degree)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony

She was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and was committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $2,000,000 cash-only bail.

Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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