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Delaware man gets 30 years for strangling grandmother

July 30, 2019

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man who choked his grandmother to death has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

George Bailey III was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.

The 31-year-old Bailey had been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 69-year-old Lorraine Bradley.

Police said Bailey strangled Bradley at her Millsboro home in October 2018, just days after he had been released from prison.

Authorities say the two were leaving for his probation appointment when Bradley tripped and fell. Police say Bailey then strangled her and stole her car, allowing others to use it in exchange for drugs.

Bradley’s body was found 11 days later after a friend reported that she had not heard from her in several days. Two dogs were also found dead in the home.

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