March 27, 2019
FFS, just put this thing to death already.
James Bradley has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Elisha Tucker.
The jury deliberated for less than three hours Tuesday morning before returning a verdict.
The sentencing phase of the case is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. District Attorney Ben David announced his office would seek the death penalty soon after a grand jury returned an indictment for first-degree murder in the case.
“We will be calling additional witnesses on Thursday,” David said. “This jury, after eight weeks in the making, say they can fairly consider life or death for Bradley.”
This marks the third time Bradley has been convicted of murder. He spent nearly 25 years in prison in the 1988 killing of his 8-year-old stepdaughter.
He is serving a 30-year sentence on a second-degree murder conviction in the presumed death of Shannon Rippy Van Newkirk, his coworker and love interest, who has not been seen or heard from since April 5, 2014.