Published On: Wed, Jun 27th, 2012

Danielle Mehlman case details reveal her night out, partying with her killer

Officials in Dewey Beach face the challenge of moving forward in the wake of the town’s first murder, Danielle Mehlman by Pawan Kumar.

Delmarvanow now details Mehlman’s last night out, partying at a nightspot.

Pawan Kumar, Facebook photo

The report claims that Mehlman was “doing gummi bear shots with a Wilmington couple and showing off jewelry given to her by Kumar” at a local watering hole called Jimmy’s Grill.

Dan Caputo and his fiancée, Cheri Duvall, said they did not sense any issue or tension between Mehlman and Kumar, although they were a bit puzzled at the exact nature of the couple’s relationship.

Caputo said at one point, they referred to Kumar as Mehlman’s “boyfriend” and she quickly corrected them to indicate he was not.

“She didn’t consider the relationship dating,” Caputo said. “She said, ‘he likes to buy me things,’ and showed us this jewelry, a gold necklace and two bracelets. She said right in front of him, ‘I’m not having sex with him, I’ve got a boyfriend.’ ” Caputo said that it didn’t seem as if Mehlman was being mean, that she was matter-of-fact about it.

Duvall said she chatted with Mehlman about where to go and what to eat in Dewey Beach.

“She was really friendly and told me she was a schoolteacher. We ‘friended’ each other (on Facebook),” she said, adding Mehlman took a picture of them with her cellphone and promised to send it to them over Facebook.

“While we were sitting there, she showed me a couple of texts from a guy she said she really did like,” Duvall recalled, saying the text was “something about ‘Where are you, I want to see you.’ ”

Details were sketchy, but Mehlman was stabbed by Kumar, as the pair checked into a motel. Kumar’s body was found one day after Mehlman’s; police say he died of a drug overdose in a Belleville, N.J. motel.

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