- Associated Press - Monday, March 27, 2017

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty in a 2015 Dover-area home invasion that left two people dead.

Twenty-four-year-old Matthew Harrington pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder. He faces sentencing May 9.

Harrington and another Philadelphia man, 22-year-old Saleem Shabbaz, were charged with first-degree murder and other crimes after forcing their way into a home and fatally shooting 52-year-old Clifton Leager.



Shabazz pleaded guilty earlier this month to second-degree murder, home invasion and conspiracy. He is scheduled for sentencing April 25.

Leager’s 22-year-old son, Jacob, who was wounded, picked up a handgun dropped by the intruders, chased them and fired into a waiting vehicle, fatally wounding 18-year-old Haley Henwood of Philadelphia.

Leager pleaded guilty in February to criminally negligent homicide. He was sentenced to time served and six months home confinement.

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