A man was arrested in 1995 for killing his own daughter. Daron Duane Davis spent 11 years in prison, got out and was recently arrested again for killing his second daughter. In this case, the man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole.
Sondaria Davis died before her first birthday after being beaten to death by her father. That’s when Davis was sentenced to 20 years in prison, serving 11 of them. His girlfriend, Sondraria’s mother, was also sentenced to probation for her role in the abuse. Davis was a free man after 2006, but obviously not reformed.
The second homicide occurred in January, 2011, after Davis beat his five-month old daughter Keris to death. The little girl died from blunt force trauma and being shaken by her father.
Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins said that the longer sentence for Davis the second time around comes from stricker sentencing laws in homicides involving children.
“Now, someone who is convicted of this crime or pleads guilty to this particular crime must pay 85 percent and then they become eligible for parole,” Wilkins said.