‘Brutal killer’ gets 20 years
The “brutal and violent” killing of an elderly woman at the Vauxhall Senior Citizens Home earned murderer Sylvester Antoine Nelson 20 years in jail yesterday.
However, the 77-year-old killer will serve 11 years, 56 days after deductions for his guilty plea and time on remand were taken into consideration.
“This was a brutal and violent murder committed on [Martha Doyle] while she was in her own home, her sanctuary, the one place she should have felt safe and secure,” Justice Pamela Beckles said yesterday.
“You violated her home armed with a knife which you used to inflict 14 stab wounds to her neck and abdomen resulting in her death,” the judge said. (HLE)
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