[Youtube ytcode=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/L69krJryrG8″]A jury has returned 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. Isaac fell to the ground in shock as the first guilty verdict was read around 7 p.m.
Friday after about three hours of deliberations. Multiple members of Isaac’s family were escorted from the courtroom after they began crying, one shouting that Isaac was innocent. RELATED: Community shocked alleged getaway driver released on bond In January 2016, Isaac fatally shot EJ Tate, Edwina Thomas and Thomas’ unborn child at a northeast Memphis apartment complex in a dispute over hair weave. “She only got the little extra three bundles of hair, maybe $200 or $300. It wasn’t worth a life,” said Tate’s mother, Gloria. Prosecutors had sought first-degree murder convictions in all three deaths, but the jury ended up settling on lesser charges.