Guam – 35 years behind bars means a modicum of closure for one Air Force family. Airman Isaiah Edwards will serve three and a half decades as his sentence, handed down on him for the murder of fellow Airman Bradley Hale on Guam. The sentence was pronounced on Tuesday in federal court in Louisiana.
Edwards will be 57 years old by the time he completes the 35 year prison sentenced, which was handed down by a seven member Air Force panel in District Court of Shreveport, following his conviction in the unpremeditated murder of Airman 1st Class Bradley Hale.
According to a report by The Shreveport Times, the prosecution requested that Edwards receive life in prison without the possibility of parole, while the defense asked for at least 10 years. The report further stated that Hale’s mother Charla Hale, had hoped for a longer sentence but that the family was glad that the sentenced time was more than the defense’s recommendation.
It has been ten months since Hale was discovered stabbed to death in his barracks room which he shared with Edwards at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The two men had been deployed from Barksdale Air Force base to Andersen last year.
Now that Edwards has been sentenced, The Shreveport Times states that the family can fully grieve the lost of their loved one.