Ex-boyfriend charged in death of woman found in recycling bin

WILMINGTON, DE (WTXF)- Authorities in Delaware have arrested and charged a man in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend, who was found dead in a recycling bin Wednesday.

Idrees Merritt, 20, has been charged in connection with the shooting death of Miprecious L. Hoskins. He was taken into custody Thursday, after investigators issued a search warrant, as Merritt was previously identified as a person of interest.

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Merritt has been charged with 1 st degree murder, and a number of related charges, after police say Hoskins died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

Merritt was held without bail.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call Detective Thomas Curley at 302-576-3625, or the Homicide Hotline at 302-576-3939.