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Dover Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

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DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Attorney General's office says a Dover man has received a 30 year prison sentence for a 2012 shooting death.

According to the Attorney General's office, 20 year-old Joshua Cathell was sentenced for the shooting death of 40 year-old Isidro Hernandez. Officials say the shooting happened in October 2012 inside the home that Cathell shared with the victim in Dover's Oak Grove Estates Mobile Home Community.

Police say the victim's body was found inside his home on Oct. 16, 2012 after he failed to appear at work for several days. Delaware State Police arrested Cathell three days later. According to police, the investigation revealed that Cathell shot and killed Hernandez at point-blank range during an argument.

The Attorney General's office says Cathell pleaded guilty to one count of second degree murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony on ­­­­April 22, 2014.

Following a pre-sentence investigation, the Attorney General's office says Kent County Superior Court Judge William L. Witham, Jr. sentenced Cathell yesterday to 25 years in prison for the murder charge and 5 years in prison for the firearm charge. Cathell has remained in custody since his 2012 arrest.

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