Perry, Ga., couple indicted in starvation death of child

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PERRY, Ga. — 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 today 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.


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Rolling Eyes
Rolling Eyes 10/05/10 - 08:17 pm
What a horrible story! The

What a horrible story! The parents are monsters for allowing their poor baby to slowly starve to death and the DA Wilkerson is taking the cowardly route by not commiting to a decision until after the elections. He doesn't want to rock the boat and risk his re-election. I hope he gets tossed out!

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