Weather Alert

HEAT ADVISORY

A Heat Advisory is in effect through 7:00 p.m. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Humidity will be high and will push the heat index between 95-105 degrees.

WEATHER ALERT
Top Stories

Top Stories

 
text size

Jury Deadlocked On Soldier Death Penalty

Updated: Friday, June 27 2014, 04:39 PM CDT
HONOLULU, HI (AP) -- One of the jurors asked to choose the sentence for a former soldier convicted of killing his young daughter in Hawaii says the panel was 8-4 in favor of the death penalty.

Juror Earlanne Leslie of Hilo revealed the vote Friday after jurors announced they could not come to a unanimous decision in Hawaii's first death penalty trial since it became a state.

Jurors made their decision knowing that if they couldn't agree, Naeem Williams would be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release.

U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright set an Oct. 14 hearing to formally sentence Williams.

Seabright also set a July 8 hearing to sentence the victim's stepmother, Delilah Williams, who took a plea deal in the case.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Jury Deadlocked On Soldier Death Penalty


Advertise with us!

Related Stories

See It Loading...
 
Advertise with us!
Sponsored content