Postal worker stabbed to death by repeat offender

On Wednesday, a repeat criminal fatally stabbed a U.S. Postal Service worker in Oakland, California as she was walking home after a night shift.

According to her son, Miles Spruill, the victim, Dilma Spruill, was just three houses away from her own when she was attacked.

Dilma, who had worked with USPS for 18 years, was stabbed multiple times and died at the scene.

Police arrested Wilbert Winchester, a 28-year-old with a prior conviction for elder abuse, in connection with the murder. In addition, they have charged him with attempted murder due to another stabbing that occurred two days before.

The motive behind both attacks is still unknown. In response to the tragedy, a USPS spokesperson issued a statement expressing their sadness and condolences towards Dilma’s family and fellow co-workers.

“The U.S. Postal Service is deeply saddened at the loss of our employee,” the USPS statement said. “We lost a member of our postal family. Dilma beamed with energy, joy and brought light to all who had the pleasure to know and work alongside her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and her co-workers at this time.”