TULSA, Okla. -- After almost two weeks of testimony, jurors found Stanley Majors guilty for killing his neighbor on Wednesday.
Victim Khalid Jabara's family said with their brother lost it's not a happy day, but they do believe justice was served. Stanley Majors was found guilty on four counts.
This includes murder in the first degree, malicious harassment, threatening of violence, and possession of a gun after having a felony on his record. The jury recommended the maximum sentence for Majors: life in prison without parole and close to 12 additional years for the three other charges.
The Jabara family was tearful throughout the process, but Majors showed no emotion when hearing the verdict.
Moving forward, Khalid's family hopes their brother will be remembered for the humor and kindness he spread to everyone.
"We just want to try to move forward and do our part to tell Khalid's story, and to let the community and the world know what an amazing human he was. Someone in court said he would give you the shirt off his back," his sister Victoria Jabara said.
Defense attorneys said they do believe Majors has a mental illness, and they will begin the appellate process after formal sentencing which is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Feb. 20. But both sides said they respect the jury decision.
"Our biggest hope is that this doesn't happen to other families. And that other people don't have to go through this. That's tough in the world that we live in. But the jury sent out a really strong message," sister-in-law Jenna Jabara said.
Prosecutors said the justice system failed for the crime to have happened, but that there is justice in having a racist and bigot behind bars.
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