Jury Recommends Death For Brandon Bradley
By Space Coast Daily // April 8, 2014
WATCH LIVE FROM MOORE JUSTICE CENTER IN VIERA
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The jury in the Brandon Bradley murder trial has recommended the death sentence for the murder of Brevard County Deputy Barbara Pill.
Judge Morgan Reinman will now determine whether to accept the recommendation, give Bradley a life sentence.
Earlier today, Judge Reinman instructed the jury on delivering a recommendation of either a life sentence or the death penalty for Bradley for taking the life of Deputy Pill in March 2012.
Bradley declined to take the stand in his own defense this morning before attorneys on both sides gave their closing arguments in the penalty phase of the trial.
Last Tuesday, the 12-person jury convicted Bradley in only 90 minutes of the first-degree murder of Deputy Pill.
“Our position in this case has always been the same and that is to take a person with evil in his heart off of the streets so they can never harm anyone else,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
“I would like to thank everyone who offered support and love for Barbara’s family during this very difficult time. The verdict was an emotional ending and a step toward closure that will allow Barbara’s family and extended BCSO family the opportunity to start the healing process.”