'He was taken far too soon' - Family of Sheffield murder victim speak out as his killers are jailed for 48-years
'Life now amounts to learning how to live without my son,' the mother of a Sheffield murder victim has said, as his killers were today jailed for a combined total of 48 years.
During a hearing held at Sheffield Crown Court today, Bradley Onfroy, 32, was sentenced to life in prison, to serve a minimum of 33-years, for the murder of Jordan Hill.
His accomplice, Josie Hollis, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 15-years for her part in Mr Hill’s death, after she pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter.
Mr Hill was just 21-years-old when he was killed at his home in Southey Avenue, Southey on March 23 last year.
He leaves behind a four-year-old daughter.
In a heartbreaking victim impact statement read out in court, Mr Hill’s mother, Kelly, spoke of the devastating impact the young dad’s murder has had on their family
She said: “I am unable to put into words the enormity of what happened to me and my entire family.
“Ultimately, life for me now amounts to learning how to live without my son.”
The court heard how Mr Hill’s four year old daughter still asks ‘where’s my daddy’ – some 16 months on from his tragic death in March last year.
Following today’s sentencing hearing, Mr Hill’s family released a statement saying they were ‘happy’ with the result.
They said: “Jordan was a much loved, son, brother, grandson, nephew father and friend.
"He had everything to live for and has been taken from us far too soon.
"Today, Bradley Onfroy and Josie Hollis have been sentenced for Jordan’s death and robbery.
"As a family, we are united in saying we are happy with the result.
"Josie Hollis pleaded guilty to her involvement, and while we can never forgive her for the role she played in Jordan’s death, we acknowledge the attempt she made to spare us a trial.
"We would like to thank the police, Crown Prosecution Service and the barristers for their work. Also, we would like to thank the witnesses that came forward and attended court.
"While no sentence will ever bring Jordan back, it will go some way to provide closure for us all.
"We would now please ask for the privacy we need in order to grieve as a family.”