Police arrested a single person in connection to the murder of madison Sparrow, the Delaware teen who was allegedly murdered in cold blood by her ex-boyfriend. The News Journal reports that police have taken 17-year-old Annika Stalczynski into custody on Monday following an indictment by a grand jury in New Castle County. The jury indicted the teen on a single count of first-degree murder. Sparrow’s ex-boyfriend, Noah Sharp, age 19, was arrested and charged with the 17-year-old’s murder last month. On October 2, authorities say that both Sharp and Stalczynski conspired to lure Sparrow into the woods before Sharp allegedly beat her to death with a baseball bat and dumped the teen’s body a rural area of Newark, reports WPVI.
According to court documents, Sharp and Stalczynski planned to murder Sparrow together; however, police have not determined a motive for the killing.
A second teen was arrested this week in the September slaying of 17-year-old Madison Sparrow. “The murder of a child strikes at everything we hold dear,” A.G. Kathy Jennings said. https://t.co/kwOVIAbpJh
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Prosecutors alleged that Sparrow and Stalcyznski had known each other for quite some time.
At this time, Stalczynski remains in custody in a juvenile detention center on a $1 million cash bond.
"To think such a bright light is extinguished at such a young age senselessly," said Sparrow's grandfather, Tom Mason, at a vigil last month. "This was not an illness. This was not even a car accident. It was an act of violence. It’s inconceivable." https://t.co/KJg3bHkfyz
— Erin Reed 🌸✌️ (@DisfunkGlee) November 19, 2020
Since his arrest in October, Sharp, who has been in jail, is also being held on a $1 million cash bond.
Noah Sharp, 19, was charged with murder last month in his ex-girlfriend's death. Now, a second teenager has been charged https://t.co/A5TXJY0Imh
— Knewz (@knowknewz) November 20, 2020
At this time, it’s not clear if a private or court-appointed attorney is representing either suspect.
Delaware Teen Madison Sparrow Allegedly Bludgeoned to Death By Ex-Boyfriend, Classmate With Baseball Bat https://t.co/eKieI6MeWy
— Inside Edition (@InsideEdition) November 20, 2020
Meanwhile, Jenning’s said via local media that she’s hoping the charges can bring at least a small measure of closure for the grieving Sparrow family.
You can watch a news report talking about the arrest of Noah Sharp below.
You can also watch an updated news report talking about the arrest of Annika Stalczynski below.