Tribune: Son Of Slain Bellwood Officer Is Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity

Thursday, January 31, 2019 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

Featured image: James Eric Davis, Jr. | Isabella County Sheriff/Chicago Tribune

A 20-year-old Plainfield man who killed his father, a Bellwood Police officer, and his mother, while they were visiting him at his Michigan college was recently determined by a judge to be not guilty by reason of insanity, according to a Chicago Tribune report.

James Eric Davis, Jr. shot and killed his father, James Eric Davis Sr. — a Bellwood Police officer and native of the village — and his mother, Diva Davis, last March while they were inside of their son’s Central Michigan University dorm room. The couple had traveled to campus to pick him up for spring break, according to reports.

A day before the shooting, Davis Jr. had reportedly been acting erratically and was admitted to a local hospital. Davis was arrested less than 24 hours after the murders.

Davis Jr. was committed to a psychiatric facility on Jan. 25 after the judge’s ruling.

“The decision means there won’t be a trial for 20-year-old James Davis Jr., who had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and could be held indefinitely,” the Tribune reports.

Read the full Tribune article, here. VFP

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