Lunenburg Child Killer Gets Six More Years

   Written by on February 1, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Medical Testimony--Mario Davis Felony Homicide and Child Abuse 2016LUNENBURG – Lunenburg County Circuit Court Judge imposed an additional six years in prison recently on Mario Davis who was sentenced to 25 years in prison last summer for Felony Homicide and Felony Child Abuse for the killing of 15-month-old Aja Cofield, his stepdaughter in 2016.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Clement said that he filed a Show Cause Order against Davis for failing to be of good behavior on a 2010 conviction for Distribution of Cocaine for which he had nine years suspended.

A Lunenburg County jury found Davis guilty of the killing of the child on April 18, 2017 and recommended a sentence of a total of 25 years in prison.  Judge Nelson affirmed the sentence on July 18, 2017.

In the trial Davis maintained that the child fell down a stairway inside their house at 513 Lunenburg Avenue, Victoria, but two medical experts testified that this was not possible due to the nature of the injuries and that the child had suffered extreme force by way of what they termed “rapid acceleration and deceleration and blunt force” or what the average person would call vigorously shaking the child and hitting the child’s head against a harder object.

The additional six years in prison will run consecutively with the 25 years for a total of 31 years in prison of which Davis will serve 85 percent according to the current law applied to prison sentences.  Davis is 29 years old.

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