Georgia couple indicted in starvation death of child

By: AP
By: AP

Tuesday October 5, 2010

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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