Laurel man charged with murder in mother’s death

LAUREL – The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit Thursday arrested a 25-year-old Laurel man in connection with the death of his mother.

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Dukinson Appolon

Dukinson Appolon was charged with murder first degree and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony in the homicide investigation initiated when family members found 61-year-old Yolande Georges dead inside her W. 6th Street residence, according to state police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz.

At approximately 1:31 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, Laurel town police were dispatched to check the welfare of a subject at the unit block of West 6th Street. State troopers responded to the location to assist.

Upon arrival, family members told authorities they found the victim Yolande Georges deceased inside the residence. Investigation revealed the victim sustained obvious trauma to her upper body resulting in her death, Sgt. Bratz said.

Earlier Thursday at approximately 8:39 a.m., a trooper responded to a suspicious person complaint on Bacons Road west of Bi-State Boulevard, Delmar.

The individual was reported walking in the middle of the road acting in a suspicious manner. The subject was identified as Dukinson Appolon. During contact, Mr. Appolon attempted to harm to himself and the trooper deployed his divisionally issued Taser.

The trooper subsequently took Mr. Appolon into custody and he was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

It was later determined that Mr. Appolon is the victim’s son and lives upstairs from the victim.

Mr. Appolon was developed as a suspect through a comprehensive investigation. He was arraigned and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution and held without bail.

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit continues to investigate this incident and no motive has been established at this time, Sgt. Bratz said.

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