Murder: William Davis, Death Penalty

Begging a stunned jury to condemn him to the death penalty, convicted murderer William Davis said that he'd rather face death than pass the balance of the years he had left to live incarcerated.

Mr. Davis was convicted of kidnapping, raping and the pre-meditated murder of a 19-year-old Florida girl, Fabiana Malave three years ago. Miss Malave worked in an car dealership where he kidnapped her and then forced her to go to his house, where the teen was raped by him before being murdered.

According to his defense attorney as well as CFNews13, Davis expressed to the jury that he was remorseful that Ms. Malave was gone by his hand and he knew he could never return her to her Mother, brothers and sisters, cousins, nephews, and nieces. His client also expressed that he firmly believed that an advisory sentencing recommendation to the judge should be seriously considered to give him the death penalty.

Mr. Davis also repeatedly stated that he did not want to live then next 40-50 years of his life in prison. Davis had mentioned that he had been imprisoned eight or nine times. He said that he would rather die than go back there. According to Davis’s criminal defense attorney, the members of the jury have the option to recommend death by lethal injection of life without parole.

The decision by the jury is expected by days end.

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