Trial Set To Begin For Murder At Battle Creek Park Last Fall
The trial of a Battle Creek teen accused of shooting and killing a man sitting in a van will be getting underway Tuesday.
The Battle Creek Enquirer says that 18-year-old Davion Brown is charged with first-degree murder, and jury selection for his trial is Tuesday morning. 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.
Brown faces life in prison without parole if he’s convicted.