Dover – The Delaware Attorney General’s office announced that on September 24, 20 year-old Joshua Cathell received a 30-year prison sentence for the October, 2012 shooting death of 40 year-old Isidro Hernandez inside the home Cathell shared with the victim in Dover’s Oak Grove Estates Mobile Home Community.
The victim’s body was discovered inside his home on October 16, 2012 after he failed to appear at work for several days, and Cathell was arrested by Delaware State Police on October 19, 2012. The investigation revealed that Cathell shot and killed Hernandez at point-blank range during an argument. Cathell pled guilty to one count each of Murder 2nd Degree and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony on ¬¬¬¬April 22, 2014. Following a pre-sentence investigation, 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.