Luke Mitchell’s family home is sold

Luke Mitchell at the time of his sentencing in 2005. Pic: PA

Luke Mitchell at the time of his sentencing in 2005. Pic: PA

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THE MOTHER of convicted murderer Luke Mitchell has finally sold the home where the killer of Jodi Jones grew up.

Corinne Mitchell, 55, is understood to have knocked £5,000 off the £180,000 asking price for the property in Dalkeith which had been on the market for a year.

One couple who viewed the three-bedroom villa said pictures of Mitchell, 25, still adorn the walls, and the killer’s bedroom remained almost unchanged since he was jailed in 2005 for murdering his 14-year-old girlfriend.

Mitchell was just 14 when he murdered Jodi, leaving her mutilated body behind a wall in woodland in nearby Easthouses.

The property was put on the market in June last year by Edinburgh-based Urquharts Property.

One viewer who went to see the property said: “We went to see the house and were surprised to see pictures of Luke on the wall when she was trying to sell it. Before we went we didn’t know it was their house.”