Deliberations continue in Barksdale airman murder trial

Deliberations continue in Barksdale airman murder trial
(KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The jury that will decide whether to convict a Barksdale airman of killing his roommate spent the day deliberating on Wednesday without returning a verdict.

After nearly four hours of deliberating Wednesday morning, members of the court were called to the courtroom to answer a question for the jury.

The jury requested to hear part of Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards’ testimony again. Edwards — who is accused of stabbing his roommate, Airman 1st Class Bradley Hale, to death inside their quarters while on deployment last March at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam — testified Monday afternoon alleging self-defense.

Jurors went back to deliberating at 12:35 p.m. Court recessed for the day just before 5:00 p.m and will convene again Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

Prior to closing arguments, jury members were instructed on the law for murder and lesser included offenses — including voluntary homicide and aggravated assault.

Both Hale and Edwards were assigned to the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron as Electronic Warfare Journeymen.

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