Alabama man sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for 2013 double murder

Published 6:06 am Friday, April 23, 2021

An Alabama man was sentenced to consecutive life sentences for two counts of felony murder on Wednesday in the Dallas County Courthouse.

Beonridge Bradley III, 35, pleaded guilty for the murders of his estranged wife, Kervina Woods and Donyea’ Williams in 2013. Bradley pled guilty in front of Dallas County Circuit Court Don McMillian.

Bradley and co-defendant Eddie Irvin III were both originally charged with capital murder. The plea agreement with Bradley indicates that as part of his plea to the lesser charge of murder, Bradley will testify against Irvin.

Court documents indicate Bradley shot both victims multiple times. Documents report that Irvin said he and Bradley followed the victims to Woods’ apartment in Candlewood. Documents report that Irvin waited in the car while Bradley killed them.

Bradley reportedly told Irvin to hide the gun. The gun was later recovered by authorities.

The families of Woods and Williams attended the hearing and disagreed with the verdict, wanting the case to go to trial or Bradley receiving life sentence without parole.

“Mr. Bradley will be in prison the rest of his life. It’s two consecutive life sentences. He’s going to die in prison,” Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson said. “As the district attorney I represent the state, I represent the community, I represent the family. Looking at all the circumstances on this, this was the best plea.”

Jackson said that Eddie Irvin, Bradley’s co-defendant in the murder case, will be tried in June.

“Domestic violence can lead to terrible consequences,” Jackson said. “Let’s pray for all of the families, because they are going through unbearable pain at the loss of their kids.”