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7/10/03

Eric Willis Found Guilty of Murder

The jury was sent out at 12:15. The prosecution imploring the seven women and five men to return with a guilty verdict. Telling them to, "Use your common sense, Eric Willis committed murder, cold-blooded murder."

The defense, pleading with the jury to, "put yourselves in the defendant's shoes." During the three hours of deliberation Willis visits with loved ones, saying, "I can't do no life sentence. My family knows I'm not that type of person. God knows I'm not a murderer. I know God was on my side."

His father replies, "He still is son." Then the verdict - guilty. The Willis family leaves without comment. The victim's mother, seen sobbing outside the courtroom yesterday, states, "This isn't a victory because Ishmael is gone." Sentencing takes place July 24th.

Willis Murder Trial - Day One
22-year-old Eric Willis is standing trial for the murder of 15-year-old Ishmael Hernandez.
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Willis Trial - Day Two
The prosecution created 'Reasonable Doubt' for the defense Tuesday afer calling 11 witnesses.
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Willis Trial - Day 3 - The Recorded Confession
The jury hears Eric Willis confess in a recorded statement. He says, however, it was an accident.
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