Stroman denied bail in Del. murder case

June 24, 2009 4:51:57 AM PDT
The man charged with killing a 23-year-old woman in her Wilmington apartment earlier this month has been ordered held without bail. Pernell Stroman, who is charged with first-degree murder, burglary and other offenses in the death of Julie Gricol was denied bail Tuesday and his case was sent to Superior Court for trial.

Deputy Attorney General James Kriner told the judge that 32-year-old Stroman may be eligible for the death penalty because the murder apparently was committed in conjunction with a burglary.

Police and prosecutors say blood evidence appears to link Stroman to the crime. Stroman was out on parole from attempted robbery, grand larceny and possession of stolen property convictions in New York.


Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal,

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