Thursday, February 3, 2011

"She didn't deserve what happened to her."

Man Convicted Of Murdering Mother Of Four
Re-printed from a story at WLWT Channel 12 on February 3rd 2011
Convicted Murderer Shamon McDavisCINCINNATI -- A man who admitted killing his ex-girlfriend and wounding her infant daughter was sentenced Thursday.

Shamon McDavis was sentenced to 23 years to Life in Prison for the 2010 slaying of Kelli Walton, 26, and shooting and wounding an infant that Walton was holding at the time, a 3-week-old named Kloe.

"It was inexcusable, Shamon. It really is inexcusable. All the lives that you affected, most of all my grandbabies," Kelli Walton's mother, Mary, said in court.

McDavis pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and felonious assault last month.

Kloe, who was grazed by the bullet that killed her mother recovered from her wounds inflicted during McDavis' attack.

"I don't have hatred for you, Shamon. In return, one day I will forgive you, but right now I feel that you should pay for what you done, and your honor, I hope that justice is served here today," Mary Walton said.

"No matter how much time Shamon gets, it won't bring my baby back," Walton said.

One member of McDavis' family started wailing after the sentence was announced, but Kelli Walton's brother-in-law had little sympathy for McDavis' family.

Murder victim Kelli Walton"They still get to go see him, so all that whining and crying, they still should be thankful they can go right out and visit him. We've got to go to the cemetery," Donald Bush said.

Walton's family said she was killed just days before she was to start a new job as a medical assistant, and now there are four children without a mother.

"It was a great loss. Kelli was a good girl," said Felita Blair, Walton's cousin. "She didn't deserve what happened to her."

WLWT Channel 12, Fiance Surprised By Murder Charges
WLWT Channel 12, Shooter Sentenced In Young Mothers Slaying
WXIX Fox 19, Man sentenced to 23 years
Hamilton County Sheriff's Dept., MCDAVIS, SHAMON