Father of slain BAFB airman: ‘I’m here to get justice for him’

“My son — he was something, he was awesome. He was — you know, never had a problem with anybody," said Bradley Hale’s father

Airman Isaiah Edwards trial

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A court-martial is scheduled for the man accused of stabbing and killing a Barksdale Air Force Base Airman on Monday, Jan. 7.

Airman First Class Isaiah Edwards is charged in the death of Airman First Class Bradley Hale at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam.

Edwards will appear in a Shreveport federal courtroom. He was held in custody at Barksdale Air Force Base.

Just before 10:30 a.m., Edwards plead not guilty.

Bradley Hale was a native of Texas and joined the air force in 2016. Hale’s father, Rodney Hale, was at federal court on Monday morning for Edwards' court martial.

RAW: Father of killed BAFB airman speaks

“I’m just here seeking justice for my first born son and hopefully everything comes out like it’s supposed to," Rodney Hale said. "You know, things that he went for in the Air Force, he wanted to become a pilot. It was kind of cut slim. I’m here just to get justice for him.”

Both Hale and Edwards were assigned to the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron as Electronic Warfare Journeymen. Hale’s body was found with three cuts to the neck on March 26, 2018.

Rodney Hale said that the Air Force is providing support for the family, commending the support staff.

“My son — he was something, he was awesome. He was — you know, never had a problem with anybody," Rodney Hale said. "He was the person that would walk into a building not knowing anybody and walk out with friends. This is who he was. He was outgoing. He was always wanting to improve himself.”

Rodney Hale added that he feels justice will be served for his son.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 throughout the day for updates.

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