Couple Indicted in Starvation Death of Child

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Perry, GA (AP) -- A Houston County couple is accused of starving their 2-year-old son to death and has been indicted by a Houston County grand jury.
Sade Shamon King, 23, and William Thomas Davis III, 25, were being held Tuesday in the Houston County jail without bond. They are charged with malice murder, felony murder, two counts of cruelty to children and two counts of aggravated battery.
Sheriff's investigators say the D'Shawn Davis weighed 12 pounds and 6 ounces at his death. An autopsy ruled the toddler's cause of death as malnutrition.
Houston County District Attorney Rabb Wilkerson says the
groundwork has been laid for the death penalty to be sought in the case, but a decision on whether to move forward will not be made until after the Nov. 2 general election. Wilkerson is seeking re-election.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by cynthia Location: valdosta on Oct 5, 2010 at 03:44 PM
    The parents, if you can actually call them parents, should have to face the same death, that poor innocent child faced.How can people be so cruel, and just down right evil, is unforgivable. Tell me did these people have neighbors, family.The Lord has that child in his arms now, and do know this, there is a special place in hell for people like this.
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