GEORGETOWN, Del. — The alleged ringleader of an organized crime gang that operated in central and southern Delaware is facing life in prison after being convicted of murder and other crimes.
Authorities said Friday that 37-year-old Steven Kellam was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder, which carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison, and a host of other crimes, including racketeering, conspiracy and assault.
Kellam’s prosecution was the last involving several people arrested in 2015 following a lengthy police investigation.
Investigators say the suspects were involved in a variety of crimes, including home invasion robberies targeting other people involved in illegal drug distribution.
Kellan and several co-defendants were accused of killing 27-year-old William Hopkins and 29-year-old Cletis Nelson during a 2014 home invasion in Millsboro.