Federal jury to decide fate of former Schofield Barracks soldierUPDATED 7:49 PM HST Jun 06, 2014Video Transcript
jury got the case late this afternoon and will start deliberations next week. The jury has already convicted Naeem Williams of murder and decided he is eligible for the death penalty. In closing arguments today Justice Department trial attorney Steven Mellin showed the jury autopsy pictures of 5 year old Talia. He said Williams "...has gone so beyond the bounds... He deserves the ultimate punishment. He tortured his little girl and took steps to hide his actions." Mellin also showed the jury a picture of Talia's EMPTY room... saying she didn't have a bed, blanket, toys, books, never got medical care, anything. The government said that when Williams is in prison he will have a bed, blanket, medical care and access to a tv. Defense attorney Michael Burt argued that Williams' crimes are horrible but he was a good and decent person BEFORE and AFTER the crime. "He will be held captive for the rest of his life. He won't see light. That is the real punishment." Burt added, "It's not fair to give Naeem Williams the ultimate punishment when someday Delilah Williams will see the light of day. She certainly contributed in every way shape or form to what happened." Delilah was Talia's step mother. The government agreed to give her a 20-year prison term for her role in Talia's death.