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Court-martial Pretrial Hearing in Airman's Death in Guam

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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — An Air Force electronic warfare journeyman has pleaded innocent to a murder charge accusing him of stabbing and slitting his roommate's throat while they were temporarily assigned to a base in Guam.

News agencies report that court-martial proceedings began Monday for Isaiah Edwards. He is charged with killing 20-year-old Bradley Hale of Montgomery County, Texas.

The Air Force says it cannot release Edwards' age, and won't release his hometown out of privacy and safety concerns for his family.

During a pretrial hearing, three first responders testified that they heard Edwards say "I killed him."

Attorneys argued whether certain crime scene photos and other evidence should be admitted.

Hale's father, Rodney Hale, says he feels that justice will be served.