Marine accused of prostitute murder goes on trial


KANEOHE BAY, Oahu — A Marine charged with the murder of a prostitute visiting Hawaii is going on trial this week.

Master Sgt. Nathaniel Cosby’s court martial is scheduled to begin Monday at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay.

A Honolulu police detective testified at a hearing last year that surveillance footage showed Cosby and Ivanice “Ivy” Harris meeting outside a Waikiki bar and kissing in the elevator of Cosby’s hotel.

Footage later showed Cosby alone in the elevator pulling a large duffel bag and loading the bag in the back of a vehicle.

Cosby told detectives he met Harris in Waikiki but she was gone when he woke up.

Harris was originally from Oregon. She was visiting Hawaii with her boyfriend, who was also her pimp, and two other women.