The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Are those real tears?

"This man is not totally worthless," Goines told jurors. "He has potential. He is not the worst of the worst. You don't have to kill him to stop him."

That's what the defense lawyer pleaded to jurors in what can only be described as a state of delusional rambling. Because, honestly- there is little evidence that Richard L. Davis has any potential, or that he's anything but worthless.

Thankfully, prosecutors had a better understanding of this sick monster, and they also shared that with the jury.

"When you think about how he victimized the most vulnerable among us - this is the only decision to make," said Brady O'Callaghan, Caddo assistant district attorney. "No one, no sacredness, is safe with Richard L. Davis."

Davis was convicted yesterday of aggravated rape of the girl. The assaults took place in 2004 and 2005.

The girl in the case was five.

Looking at the news from a day ago gives a little more insight into just how sick this monster is, and sadly shows that he wasn't the only one sexually abusing this child.

A Shreveport man who taught a 5-year-old to have sex with him and his girlfriend is facing the death penalty following a three-day capital rape trial that ended Monday with a speedy conviction.

Richard L. Davis showed little emotion as the unanimous verdict by the nine-woman, three-man jury was read by a Caddo deputy clerk.

The jury also found Davis, 35, guilty of indecent behavior with a juvenile for promoting a 16-year-old for prostitution in 1996. Monday's jury deliberations took one hour and 15 minutes.

The girlfriend, Melissa Ticer is also charged with sexually abusing the child, but blames Davis for her behavior...

During the video, the child told how Davis and Melissa Ticer performed oral sex on her, how they fondled her vaginal and anal areas and how she was forced to performed sex acts on the couple. Testimony showed that the child also was drugged and unconscious during some of the sexual encounters.

His lawyers had wanted the jury to believe he was only partly guilty of abusing the child. Right.

Btw, the tears, David 'cried' during the hearing. Feel sorry for him? Me neither.

Of course, maybe his lawyers somehow didn't know everything about Davis when they were pleading that he wasn't a lost cause...

"A person who prostitutes a 16-year-old girl, gets her pregnant and has a son, is charged with oral sexual abuse of his own 4-year-old child then rapes a 5-year-old girl "» he's on an elevator straight to hell. There is no other way to say it," assistant prosecutor Lea Hall said.

Oh, darn... it looks as if they did. Assholes.

h/t to a reader, who kindly suggested a sentence for these two: Death Sentence to Both of them....
yeah, I'm all for that.