Against the advice of his attorneys, convicted murderer Isaiah Doyle took the stand in the penalty phase of his trial in Jefferson Parish this morning and promptly told the jury he was guilty of first-degree murder, had no remorse, and wished he could kill the jury. Doyle took the stand around 11:30 a.m.
Doyle, of Harvey, was convicted Thursday of murdering a store clerk during a robbery in Marrero in 2005. The same jury that convicted him of first-degree murder will decide if he should be executed for the crime. Doyle told the jury that he shot store clerk Hwa Lee four times only because the gun jammed and prevented him shooting her more.
“The only reason she was shot four times is because the gun jammed,” he said. “Otherwise I would have emptied the gun in her f— head.” Later, he told the jury that he would kill them all if he had an AK-47 and pointed to one juror and said he wanted to cut off his head.