High court judge Shiraz Azziz has sentenced 18-year-old Joshua Mitchell of Birch Grove, St. Andrew’s to 13 years and 6 months for the brutal killing of his 84 -year-old grandmother Dorrel Mitchell of the same address in November 2014. Time already spent would be subtracted from the total sentence. The sentence was handed down last Tuesday.
Evidence emanating from the trial had indicated that the son of the deceased discovered her body during one of his regular visits to her home at Birch Grove. A post mortem indicated she died as a result of asphyxia by strangulation.