SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A jury has convicted a local man of murder in the beating death of a gay Afghanistan war veteran.
The St. Joseph County jury deliberated about two hours Thursday before finding 23-year-old Jabreeh Davis-Martin guilty in the January 2016 slaying of 27-year-old Jodie Henderson, a member of the Army National Guard.
Authorities said Davis-Martin attacked the South Bend veteran with a bar stool after being told by a third party that Henderson had romantic feelings for Davis-Martin.
During the trial this week, the jury heard testimony from family members, police, friends of Davis-Martin who said they witnessed the attack and three men who said the defendant admitted to the murder while in jail.
Sentencing is set for July 21.