St. Kitts: Brother gets life sentence for killing sister

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A 22-year-old man in Saint Kitts has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his sister, Loop News Caribbean reports.

Brandon Lee Wells was also sentenced to an additional five years for attempting to pervert the natural course of justice.

His sister Leanna Napoleon was found dead on June 14, 2017, approximately five weeks after she was reported missing.

The Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force said she was last seen in the company of her brother on May 8.

Autopsy results confirmed that she died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

Her brother’s friend Travien Liddie was also handed a life sentence for his involvement in her murder.

Leanna was set to graduate from secondary school the same year she was killed.