A jury in Antigua has returned a guilty verdict in the trial of a woman who beat her granddaughter to death for sneaking out of the house late at night.
Millicent Cornwall-Roberts, 68, was found guilty of manslaughter on Thursday after being on trial for a week and a half, reports the Antigua Observer.
According to reports, 18 year old Jael Thomas snuck out the house and returned in the wee hours with two boys.
When she got home, her grandmother was waiting.
Prosecutors say Cornwall-Roberts beat the girl with a large stick and caused her feet to be fractured, ears to be damaged and a severe cut from which she bled to death.
Witnesses said the girl was screaming during the beating and they saw the woman drag her from the gate and into the All Saints house where she was later found dead in her room.
The dead girl’s mother, Vashti Cornwall said she found her daughter bloodied, with cuts and her underwear was soaked in urine.
Cornwall said the accused cleaned up a blood trail which led from the kitchen to the room where the girl died.
The jury deliberated for five hours before returning a guilty verdict.