UPDATE: A Barksdale Airman will spend 35 years in prison for killing another Airman.
That sentenced was reached Tuesday morning by a seven member jury against Airman First Class Isaiah Edwards.
The same jury last week found Edwards guilty of killing Airman Bradley Hale while on deployment in Guam last March at Andersen Air Force Base.
Edwards will also be dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force.
UPDATE: It was a very sad day for both families involved. The victim and the defendants’ father’s gave heart wrenching testimonies and broke down in tears while on the stand.
The jurors are working to decide if Airman Isaiah Edwards deserves a life sentence without parole for the murder of Airman Bradley Hale.
Edwards stabbed Hale several times in the neck while on deployment in Guam at Andersen Air Force Base last March.
Edwards claims it was self defense during a fight. During closing arguments, prosecutors urged the jury to give Edwards life in prison without parole saying he is a threat to society. The defense asked jurors to give Edwards a second chance. Asking them for no more than 10 years in prison.
UPDATE 1-17: A jury found a Barksdale Airman guilty in the death of another Airman.
The seven member jury convicted Airman First Class Isaiah Edwards of fatally stabbing Airman First Class Bradley Hale, in the temporary quarters they shared during a deployment at Anderson Airforce Base in Guam.
That same jury will also determine Edwards’ sentence.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
ORIGINAL: The seven-member jury in the Court Martial of Airman First Class Isaiah Edwards recessed this afternoon with no verdict after an entire day of deliberations.
Edwards is accused of fatally stabbing Airman First Class Bradley Hale, in the temporary quarters they shared during a deployment at Anderson Airforce Base in Guam.
The jury began deliberations just after 4 pm yesterday and resumed early this morning. They will resume deliberations tomorrow morning.
Edwards claims he killed Hale in self-defense