Jury finds Davis-Martin guilty in South Bend veteran’s murder

A St. Joseph County jury finds Jabreeh Davis-Martin guilty in the beating death of a U.S. veteran.

WNDU reports the jury deliberated for less than two hours before returning with its decision. Davis-Martin now faces up to life in prison for the murder of 27-year-old Jodie Henderson.

Authorities said Davis-Martin attacked the South Bend veteran with a bar stool after being told by a third party that Henderson had romantic feelings for Davis-Martin.

During the trial this week, the jury heard testimony from family members, police, friends of Davis-Martin who said they witnessed the attack and three men who said the defendant admitted to the murder while in jail.

Sentencing is set for July 21.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.