On Friday, Naeem Williams was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of his 5-year-old daughter.
An emotional end to a long and emotional trial. Moments after the jury handed down the sentence, some stood outside the federal court building and let their emotions out.
The 12 jurors deliberated for nearly seven full days before telling the judge they could not agree on a verdict. They were deadlocked, which means Williams will be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.
"The jury has spoken. We are satisfied with the verdict. It was a split verdict. It was a long trial," said Hawaii U.S. Attorney Florence Nakakuni.
The jury started hearing the case back in March. The five women and seven men found Williams guilty of killing his daughter and ultimately decided he should spend the rest of his life in prison for the crime.
But, one juror says the split was 8-4. Eight wanted death, but four were against it.
"I think now Talia can rest in peace. It's been a long process for many years. Justice has been served," said Assistant Hawaii U.S. Attorney Darren W.K. Ching.
Williams looked directly at the judge when the verdict was read, but showed no emotion. Seconds later, he sat down, even though the judge was still talking.
"I'm sure he was relieved. I think I was more relieved than he was at the time," said defense attorney John Philipsborn.
Talia's stepmother, Delilah Williams, took a plea deal in the case. She faces a 20-year sentence in July. Williams will have a formal sentencing in October.