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Selma man receives consecutive life sentences for felony murder

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

Beonridge Bradley III, 35, pled 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.

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.”