KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) — A military jury has convicted a Marine of murdering Portland woman Ivanice Harris, then dumping her body about 40 miles away in west Oahu.
Master Sgt. Nathaniel Cosby was convicted Thursday of murder, obstruction of justice and patronizing a prostitute.
His court martial will move into a sentencing phase on Saturday, when Cosby's lawyers will call character witnesses.
Cosby was found guilty of murder while engaging in an inherently dangerous act, which carries the possibility of life in prison without parole. He was found not guilty of unpremeditated murder.
Cosby admitted to killing Ivanice "Ivy" Harris in May last year, but his lawyers argued it was in self-defense. Harris was working as an escort and the case included footage of Cosby and Harris going into a hotel together.
Hours later Cosby was seen leaving the hotel with a heavy bag.
Harris was from Oregon, visiting Hawaii to celebrate her 29th birthday with her boyfriend, Mark Miles and another woman. Miles, also known as the rapper Meezilini is currently in jail on pimping charges.