Seventy-year-old Millicent Cornwall-Roberts will be assessed by a psychiatrist before she is sentenced for killing her granddaughter, Jael Thomas.
The elderly woman was convicted of manslaughter in July for causing the death of the 18-year-old. Thomas died after receiving a severe beating in September 2014.
At a sentencing hearing today, the court heard the defendant displayed defiant behavior to authorities at Her Majesty’s Prison, where she is currently on remand for the offence.
A probation officer assigned to the case said his findings revealed Cornwall Roberts has had a history of violent behavior and said she has reportedly been in fracases with inmates at the prison.
At trial, the elderly woman admitted to beating the teenager after she sneaked out of the house and returned early the next morning with two boys.
A pathologist testified Thomas bled to death from an injury she received on her left foot.
The sentencing hearing was adjourned to November.
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