Police: Delaware man, 24, murdered his girlfriend

September 12, 2012 12:40:45 PM PDT
Police have arrested a New Castle man for the murder of his girlfriend.

Wade Smith, 24, is charged with first degree murder and weapons offenses.

New Castle County Police say Smith shot and killed Ashleigh Close, sometime before 12:30 a.m. Monday at the Pine Valley Apartment complex on South DuPont Highway in New Castle.

Police say Smith, a convicted felon, was not allowed to have or use firearms of any kind.

He is being held without bail at the Howard Young Correctional Institute in Wilmington.