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Zachary Davis killed mom with sledgehammer.

Discussion in 'Murder Inc. Discussion' started by Tooly, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Tooly

    Tooly Tier One

    A Tennessee teenager on trial for murder says he killed his mother with a sledgehammer because she knew he had been raped by his older brother and did nothing about it.

    Zachary Davis was fifteen when he bludgeoned his mother's skull 12 times as she slept and then set his family home ablaze in an effort to also kill his elder sibling Josh.

    On Tuesday, a court in Hendersonville heard how Davis, now 17, laughed as he killed his mother Melanie Davis in August 2012, leaving her bloodied and unrecognizable before fleeing.

    Davis is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated arson and the court was shown gruesome images of the crime scene as his trial began on Monday.

    According to prosecutors, Davis, his mother and brother went to see the comedy movie, The Campaign on August 10 and then returned home.

    Melanie Davis went to sleep at 9pm, 'not knowing that her younger son was planning something sinister, something unspeakable.'

    In testimony given to the court by Major Don Linzy, Chief of Detectives at the Sumner County Sheriff's Office, Davis confessed after he was apprehended at a convenience store eight miles away, having fled the scene.

    'Yes, sir, I killed my mom in her sleep with a sledgehammer,' Linzy told the court on Tuesday according to the Tennessean.

    Linzy said that during his interview Davis was asked why he killed his mother with a sledgehammer and replied, 'I was worried that I'd miss,' and that using that type of weapon gave him the 'highest chance of killing her.'





     
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  2. rottenfresh

    rottenfresh ummmmm, You smell that? Morbid Mania

    With his low raspy voice and nodding and shaking his head, I thought that he would fuckin vomit and his head would spin around. Although he very well may have been victimized, he could have left home and got help. No need for matricide.
     
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  3. gman

    gman Free Shrugs©

    If it was that easy there'd be no need for things like women's shelters/restraining orders and the like.
     
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  4. rottenfresh

    rottenfresh ummmmm, You smell that? Morbid Mania

    Not saying that anything's easy, what I'm saying is that you do have options and if you choose to use them, you can help yourself get out of a bad situation.
     
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  5. Bethy

    Bethy SOMETIMES LIFE AINT FAIR KIDDO... Morbid Mania

    This kid is mentally ill and needs long term care!. There had to be missed warning signs and his parents failed him! How could you live w/ this kid day in & day out and not see that something is seriously wrong? This mistake caused his mother her life. Sad sad sad
     
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  6. Tooly

    Tooly Tier One

    He was pretty normal up until he was 9, then his father died of ALS. Down hill from there apparently!
     
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  7. Bethy

    Bethy SOMETIMES LIFE AINT FAIR KIDDO... Morbid Mania

    Yep thats what seemed to start his down ward spiral. Btut i cant believe that no one seen that this kid was suffering from something? Even if it was just depression to start with, he really needed help and the adult(s) around him failed! Very sad story :(
     
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  8. zinfandel

    zinfandel The hair-flip of death

    I can understand hating your mother because she looked the other way as you were abused. However, his anger was sort of misplaced. He ensured that the method he chose to kill his mother would have the highest chance for success yet half-assed it when it came to killing his rapist brother, the actual perpetrator. I'm assuming that his gross brother got away scott-free? What's that all about?
     
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  9. D.N.R.

    D.N.R. Medication time Super Moderator

    CARLSLINGBLADE.jpg
     
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  10. Honest One

    Honest One ETTAFUCKOUTTAHEA

    Maybe it was noticed but no one gave a fuck, common enough.
     
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  11. Tooly

    Tooly Tier One

    His brother was investigated, but no evidence was found. Not to say didn't do it, but, the kid could have easily made it up as a springboard for his reasoning behind doing what he did!
     
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  12. zinfandel

    zinfandel The hair-flip of death

    True true...
     
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  13. Sharlann

    Sharlann You say morbid like it's a bad thing.

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    OMG 100% Slingblade!!! I so expected him to say "french fried taters"
     
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  15. dieMetzgermeisterin

    dieMetzgermeisterin Dein Alptraum wird dein Feuchttraum

    I am way too biased abovt this to make a logical comment.

    Well, aside from thanks for posting :woo: the inclvsion of the videos really made it
     
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  16. Sev

    Sev Well Oiled Member

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    What I was thinking the whole interview! Why didn't he use a Kaiser blade?
     
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  17. HackSaw

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    Anyone got the pictures for this? I saw it on Dr.Phill...
     
  18. Evis Geniul

    Evis Geniul Enjoy and Destroy

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    Fuckin brilliant. Loved it when he cracked up, made me laugh too. BTW has Dr Phil got a touch of downs ?
     
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  19. HackSaw

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    "Did you laugh when you was standing over her?" *Giggle* "Yeahhh" His monotone voice and demonic eyes made me piss myself
     
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  20. R a n d o m

    R a n d o m af9yTg2fNlDqHcOFkK

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    Yeah his weird laugh was great!

    But Dr Phil..... What a joke.
     
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