Del. man pleads no contest in 2010 death of girlfriend

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Pictured: Frank Davenport

DOVER, Del. -- A Millsboro, Delaware man, who was charged last year with first-degree murder in the 2010 death of his girlfriend, has pleaded no contest to manslaughter.

Fifty-nine-year-old Frank Davenport also pleaded no contest to possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony at a court hearing Wednesday in Wilmington.

Davenport, whose trial was to start next month, faces sentencing in October.

Prosecutors are asking that he get 10 years behind bars.

After a four-year investigation, Davenport was indicted last year on murder and other charges in death of 54-year-old Holly J. Wilson, who died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Davenport called police to Wilson's New Castle County home, telling authorities she had shot herself, but prosecutors planned to introduce evidence of threats he had allegedly made against her.