Caught on video: Woman collapses in court convicted in ‘hair weave murders’

A 19-year-old Tennessee woman collapsed in court after hearing that she was found guilty of murdering three people, including an unborn child, over a hair weave.

Memphis-based news station WMC Action News 5 reports that Shelby Isaac was found guilty of the January 2016 shooting deaths of E.J. Tate, and his girlfriend Edwina Thomas, whose unborn baby did not survive.

Prosecutors reportedly said that Isaac met with Tate and Thomas to discuss getting a refund for a hair weave the couple had sold her. Prosecuting attorney Gavin Smith said in court that Isaac demonstrated her intent to harm the couple when she brought a gun to the meeting.

“We know that she took the time to pull out that gun; she took the time to extend her arm and point it at these people,” Smith said.

Fingerprint evidence reportedly linked Isaac to the scene; and witnesses reported that Isaac had a large amount of cash on her and blood on her clothes after the incident.

Defense lawyers unsuccessfully argued that the evidence was not enough to point to Isaac.

“When you follow the credible and unbiased evidence in this case, it does not lead you to Shelby Isaac,” Lauren Funchs said.

After the judge read the guilty verdict, Isaac fainted and collapsed. She was out cold for five minutes before deputies were able to revive her.

The upsetting scene was caught on video:

WMC Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee

According to WREG, Isaac will appear in court for her sentencing on December 15.


[Feature image: Action News 5 Screenshot/Shelby Isaac]