Reyes-Cortijo Committed After Plea

By Bobby Bordelon

After a Greenbrier County murder case ended with a "not guilty by reason of mental illness" plea, the victim's mother addressed the Greenbrier County Circuit Court and the perpetrator, Edwood G. Reyes-Cortijo, was committed to a mental health institution on Thursday, March 5.

Bradley Jerome Morales-Andrades died on March 21, 2017, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center as a result of stab wounds. In October 2017, Morales-Andrades's roommate, Reyes-Cortijo, was indicted for his murder. During the proceedings in the Greenbrier County Circuit Court, a number of mental health evaluations were performed on Reyes-Cortijo, leading to a diagnosis of schizophrenia. The Greenbrier County Prosecutor's office and Reyes-Cortijo, through defense counsel Joshua Edwards, arranged a plea bargain, one approved by Greenbrier County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Dent on Monday, March 2.

Read more in the Friday, March 6, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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