Airman sentenced to 35 years for murder


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.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.