Long Neck man accused of Baywood stabbing found dead in prison

July 5, 2022

A Long Neck man held at Sussex Correctional Institution in connection with a murder at Baywood Greens golf course was found dead in his cell July 4.

Michael A. Klein, 57, was found unresponsive in his cell by medical and security staff at 8:15 a.m., July 4, during a routine check and a medical alert was issued, said Jason Miller, spokesman for the Department of Correction. Klein had no pulse and CPR was immediately initiated.

Klein had a history of chronic health conditions, Miller said, and he was being housed in the prison medical area. EMS and paramedics were dispatched and additional lifesaving measures were taken upon their arrival; Klein was pronounced dead at 8:58 a.m., Miller said. 

Klein had been in custody since June 4, and was charged June 16 with the stabbing death of Lewis Fetrow, 64, of Millsboro, who was found dead June 7 on the property of Baywood Greens golf course. Delaware State Police said Fetrow had been stabbed multiple times several days before he was found.

Klein was charged with first-degree murder, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, and breach of conditions of bond during commitment, and given a $1,060,500 cash bond.

Klein’s body was released to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science to determine cause of death, and a death investigation is being conducted by Delaware State Police.


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