Penalty Phase To Continue In Angola 5 Trial
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) — Jurors in the first-degree murder trial of Angola 5 inmate Barry S. Edge heard testimony from relatives of the Louisiana State Penitentiary officer killed nearly 14 years ago, as well as from Edge's family members.
On Saturday, a jury convicted the 53-year-old Edge of first-degree murder of Capt. David Knapps during a botched escape attempt from the Angola prison's Camp D on Dec. 28, 1999.
The jury will return today for more testimony on the question of whether they should give Edge a death sentence or a life sentence. A unanimous verdict is needed for the death penalty.