Man charged with murder for stabbing pizzeria owner to death inside shop, Delaware police say

Erik Hilton

A man is being charged with the murder of a pizzeria owner after a deadly stabbing incident in Newark over the weekend.

Police say 22-year-old Erik Hilton attacked the 41-year-old owner of La Piazza Di Caruso on People Plaza after confronting him inside the shop Sunday night.

The owner, identified as Ramon Trinidad-Perez, was found with multiple stab wounds and pronounced dead at the scene.


Hilton was found a short time later receiving medical care at a local medical center. Police say he sustained an injury during the deadly attack.

He is being held $1,060,000 cash bond for first-degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.