July 7, 2021 – In Breaking News – USA TODAY
A 39-year-old man linked to multiple killings in Delaware and Philadelphia has been indicted on 41 felony charges in connection with multiple slayings, assaults and robberies, the Delaware Attorney General’s Office said on Tuesday.
Keith Gibson went on a “brutal crime spree” in Delaware, killing two people and hurting four others over the course of about three weeks, prosecutors say.
Gibson is also a suspect in multiple slayings committed in Pennsylvania earlier this year, including that of his 54-year-old mother.
(There are a lot of questions to be answered about why Keith Gibson, a man suspected of multiple murders and robberies, was released from custody after violating parole on his manslaughter conviction. Courtesy of NBC10 Philadelphia and YouTube. Posted on Jun 11, 2021.)
“This indictment lays out one of the most vicious, staggering crime sprees I’ve seen in my career,” Attorney General Kathy Jennings said in a statement.
“It is even more disturbing to think, based on what investigators have revealed in Pennsylvania, that this may just be the tip of the iceberg.
“We have assigned some of the DOJ’s most experienced prosecutors to this case,” she added, “and we will ensure that this man faces justice for the senseless carnage that he has caused.”
#BREAKING: Keith Gibson, the suspect charged in the murders of a Philly Dunkin’ manager and his own mother, has now been formally charged with 41 felonies out of Delaware— including the murder of a Metro PCS worker Leslie Ruiz-Basilio. pic.twitter.com/BbPIY2fFzN
— Brandon Longo (@brandonlongo) July 6, 2021
Gibson, who was previously convicted of manslaughter and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, was released from prison on Dec. 20 after 13 years of incarceration.
He violated the terms of his probation and was briefly held before being released again on April 27 – even after probation officers disclosed he was suspected in his mother’s killing.
Delaware prosecutors say Gibson shot and killed 28-year-old Leslie Ruiz-Basilio on May 15 during a robbery at a Metro by T-Mobile store in Elsmere. He also stole her vehicle, according to prosecutors.
The following month, prosecutors said, Gibson shot and killed 42-year-old Ronald Wright during a street robbery on June 5. He also assaulted another victim during this incident, according to prosecutors.
(Keith Gibson, who was previously convicted of manslaughter and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, was released from prison on Dec. 20 after 13 years of incarceration. He violated the terms of his probation and was briefly held before being released again on April 27 – even after probation officers disclosed he was suspected in his mother’s killing. Courtesy of CBS Philly and YouTube. Posted on Jun 9, 2021.)
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