Hawaii-based marine convicted of murdering Ore. woman

By Melvin Givens, Digital Editor, Digital Editor
Published On: Apr 24 2014 02:31:49 PM HST
Updated On: Apr 24 2014 10:51:51 PM HST

Master Sgt. Nathaniel Cosby was found guilty for the murder of Ivy Harris last May in Hawaii.

HONOLULU -

Master Sgt. Nathaniel Cosby was convicted of murder, obstructing justice and attempting to patronize a prostitute as his court-martial wrapped up on Thursday.

Click here to watch Brenton Awa's report.

The members of the panel returned with their findings at 1:45 p.m.

The Hawaii-based marine is scheduled to be sentenced Saturday.  He faces life in prison without eligibility for parole

Cosby was accused of killing Ivanice Harris from Oregon before dumping her body at Yokohama Bay.  The defense claims Cosby killed Harris in self-defense when Harris attacked him with a lipstick knife.

Investigators found surveillance video at an Aston hotel that showed Cosby holding hands and kissing Harris is an elevator around the time she sent her last text message. That video also showed Cosby a few hours later wearing a wide-brimmed hat, long-sleeve shirt and dragging a large duffle bag.

Four days later, a family found Harris' naked body off a road near Yokohama Bay Beach Park.

Investigators say Harris' DNA was found in the duffle bag.

Cosby reportedly told investigators earlier that he didn't remember what happened the morning Harris disappeared and the she had left before he woke up. He said he received a cut to his forehead and scratches after he slipped in his hotel room and hit his head on a dresser.

Video shows Cosby met Harris last year at Kelley O'Neil's bar in Waikiki. His friends claimed that she was working as a prostitute that night.

Cosby took the stand Wednesday afternoon in his defense.

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