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Marine convicted in prostitute's death; faces life sentence

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:45 p.m. HST, Apr 24, 2014

A Marine who admitted killing a prostitute in his Waikiki hotel room May 16 was found guilty Thursday of murder while engaging in an inherently dangerous act, a crime punishable by a maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole, the Marine Corps said.

Closing arguments in the court-martial of Master Sgt. Nathaniel L. Cosby, accused in the death of Ivanice "Ivy" Harris, 29, ended at about 10:40 a.m. at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay. The jurors started deliberating at about 12:15 p.m. and returned their verdict at about 1:45 pm.

Cosby, 39, who was in Hawaii on a temporary assignment from Iwakuni, Japan, also was found guilty of obstructing justice and attempting to patronize a prostitute, the Marines said.

The murder conviction relates to Cosby putting the woman in a chokehold during a fight in his room.

Cosby was found not guilty of unpremeditated murder, an official said.

The sentencing portion of the court-martial will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, with the defense calling character witnesses. 

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honupono wrote:
Rest in Peace Ivy.
on April 24,2014 | 02:50PM
wahine wrote:
on April 24,2014 | 04:44PM
salsacoquibx wrote:
Hard Labor of course she be given
on April 24,2014 | 03:02PM
Anonymous wrote:
Justice again!
on April 24,2014 | 03:04PM
Mythman wrote:
How fragile human life......
on April 24,2014 | 03:21PM
gobows wrote:
Prostitution is a dangerous line of work.
on April 24,2014 | 03:23PM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
Too bad the non military justice system doesn't work as efficiently. Trial started Tuesday, convicted Thursday, sentenced Saturday. No way a civilian court would be this fast.
on April 24,2014 | 03:47PM
Skyler wrote:
on April 24,2014 | 06:54PM
glenn57377 wrote:
This crime was committed in Waikiki. Did the State turn jurisdiction over to the Marine Corps instead of putting him on trial themselves? Sounds like it.
on April 24,2014 | 11:08PM
Rickyboy wrote:
Working vacation...
on April 24,2014 | 04:19PM
username_required wrote:
How exactly do you "attempt to patronize a prostitute"? Did this guy not succeed in patronizing a prostitute?
on April 24,2014 | 09:04PM
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