Davion Brown Found Not Guilty For The Murder Of Khari Davis
Not Guilty. Davion Brown had been charged with first-degree murder for the October 2018 death of Khari Davis.
The jury, which consisted of six men and six women, considered the evidence for 90 minutes Friday before the Circuit Court judge released them for the holiday weekend.
Shortly before noon on Monday, the jury found Davion Brown "not guilty on all counts" according to WWMT.
Prosecutors had offered a plea deal which would have seen Brown pleading to second-degree murder for the death of 22-year-old Khari Davis, a plea which would have maxed his sentence out at 20 years in prison; however, Brown rejected that plea offer.
Police say that the evening of October 9, Davis had been sitting in the passenger seat of a van that was parked at Claude Evans Park in Battle Creek; they learned of the incident when Davis was brought to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head, and he died shortly afterwards.
A witness testified at a preliminary examination that she saw a man in a blue hoodie walk up to the van and fire a revolver at Davis, and she later identified the shooter as Brown.