MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE — The Black Loop previously reported on this 19-year-old who murdered three people over hair weave. Now, the verdict is here, and she can’t take it.
According to WMC Action News 5, the jury has decided the fate of 19-year-old Shelby Isaac, the woman accused of killing three people over hair weave.
The source says she was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder, after shooting and killing E.J. Tate, his girlfriend Edwina Thomas, and their unborn child in January 2016.
#ShelbyIsaac found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder of E.J. Tate. Guilty of negligent homicide of Edwina Thomas. Guilty of criminally negligent homicide of unborn baby. pic.twitter.com/weiYl4uMCF
— Law & Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) November 18, 2017
The news crew was on the scene when Isaac passed out as Judge James Lammy read the verdict. The source reports as follows.
“When Judge James Lammy started reading the verdict, Isaac put her head down. As he continued to read verdicts on the other counts, Isaac fainted and was on the ground for at least five minutes as deputies tried to revive her. They finally got her up and out of the courtroom as her family erupted in cries. Some jurors also began to cry.”
19-Year-Old Collapses After Found Guilty In Triple Hair Weave Murder! A a guilty verdict in the 2016 hair weave triple murder. Shelby Isaac, 19, was found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder, one count of reckless homicide and one count of criminally negligent homicide. pic.twitter.com/jENTRWA3nm
— BLACKTIE (@veehm) November 19, 2017
On Friday, prosecutors informed jurors of their responsibility to uphold justice.
Matter of fact, prosecutor Gavin Smith stated, “She took their life. You’ve got a job to do, do it. Find her guilty.”
DURING THE TRIAL
Shelby Isaac’s defense attempted to say witness testimonies weren’t consistent, and the prosecutors lacked solid evidence to say Isaac was the shooter.
“When you follow the credible and unbiased evidence in this case, it does not lead you to Shelby Isaac,” Lauren Funchs explains.
However, prosecutor Smith presented fingerprint evidence from Isaac. The source states it was linked to the crime scene.
— Coffee & Crime (@SidebarSteve) November 15, 2017
WMC Action News 5 notes as follows.
“Witnesses also said Isaac had blood on her clothes and a lot of cash on her person shortly after the couple was killed.”
They weren’t cutting Shelby Isaac any slack regarding her charges. They said she had already planned how things were going down prior to arriving to meet the couple. The source says she wanted a refund.
However, she took a gun with her. Why take a gun for a seemingly harmless couple if you don’t intend on using it? Smith mentions as follows.
“We know that she took the time to pull out that gun; she took the time to extend her arm and point it at these people.”
— Cathy Russon (@cathyrusson) November 16, 2017
And with that in mind, her guilty verdict came through at the end.
The source says she was passed out for approximately 5 minutes before she being revived. Isaac’s family had to be removed from the courtroom after outcries.
Shelby Isaac will return to court for sentencing Dec 15. Faces a maximum of 25 yrs for the most serious charge: 2nd degree murder @3onyourside
— Luke Jones (@LukeJonesTV) November 18, 2017
At the least, the victims’ families will receive justice for Shelby Isaac’s crime against their loved ones.
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