Suspected CMU Shooter, Found Incompetent To Stand Trial
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The 19-year-old, accused of fatally shooting his mother and father in his CMU dorm room, has been found incompetent to stand trial.
James E. Davis Jr. was found incompetent to stand trial March 23, according to his court-appointed attorney, Joshua Blanchard. Davis will now undergo treatment in an attempt to have him regain competency.
Davis is charged with two counts of open murder related to the March 2 shooting deaths of his parents, James Davis Sr. and Diva Davis. Open murder includes both first- and second-degree murder.
He was also charged with one count of felony firearm.
Hours beforehand, he had been brought to a local hospital, fled, returned, and then later released to his parents.
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI -- Accused Central Michigan University shooter James Eric Davis Jr. had escaped from an area hospital a few hours before he allegedly killed his parents in his dorm room. According to Isabella County Dispatch recordings archived on Broadcastify.com, 19-year-old Davis Jr. fled from MidMichigan Medical Center, 4851 E.
Davis' parents were helping him move out for spring break March 2 when he's accused of taking his father's pistol from the family vehicle, returning to his fourth-floor room at Campbell Hall and shot both his parents dead.
CMU President: 'Together, we will begin to heal' MOUNT PLEASANT, MI -- The night before James Eric Davis Jr. allegedly shot his parents dead in a Central Michigan University dorm room, he was in fear for his life. Someone had a gun and was trying to kill him, he told campus authorities.