Man Gets 30 Years For Strangling His Grandmother To Death

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A 31-year-old Georgetown man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his grandmother.

In October 2018, George Bailey, III. choked 69-year-old Lorraine Bradley to death after she fell while she and Bailey were leaving her Long Neck home. Bailey then stole her car.

Bradley’s body, along with two dead dogs, was found more than a week later after friends reported they hadn’t heard from her. Bailey pleaded guilty to Murder Second Degree and was immediately sentenced by a Superior Court judge to 30 years in prison, followed by 6 months of home confinement then 10 years of probation.

Update

Millsboro- The Delaware State Police have charged a suspect in connection with a death investigation that was ruled a homicide, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the investigation began on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at approximately 10:33 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 26000 block of Schooner Lane, Millsboro, Rehoboth Shores development for a check on the welfare complaint. It was reported that the victim, identified as 69-year-old Lorraine Bradley had not been heard from in about a week and her vehicle was missing from the residence. Upon entry to the house, Troopers discovered Bradley deceased in a bedroom. The residence appeared to have been gone through with some items thrown around, however, there were no obvious signs of forced entry, said Jaffe.

The victim was turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science where an autopsy was performed and the cause of death was manual strangulation and the manner was ruled a homicide, according to Jaffe.

Through investigative measures, Troopers identified the victim’s grandson, 30-year-old George A. Bailey 3rd as a suspect, said Jaffe. Bailey was located at the Greenwood Inn, 12036 Sussex Highway where he was taken into custody for a violation of probation and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution without incident.

On Monday, October 22, 2018, Bailey was charged with Murder First Degree and Theft of a Motor Vehicle. Bailey was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and remains committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $1,002,000.00 cash only bond.

Original Report

Millsboro – The Delaware State Police are currently conducting a death investigation after a woman was found deceased in a residence, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.

Jaffe said the investigation began on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at approximately 10:33 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 26000 block of Schooner Lane in Millsboro, Rehoboth Shores development for a check on the welfare complaint. Upon entry to the residence, Troopers discovered a female victim deceased. There were no obvious signs of forced entry to the residence, said Jaffe.

The victim has been turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin.

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