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A college student from Illinois who shot his parents to death in his Central Michigan University dorm room will not have to stand trial, the Detroit Free Press reports.

James Davis Jr., 20 shot his parents when they came to get him from his college after reports that he was acting erratically. the night before, believing someone was trying to kill him.

According to MLive.com, James Davis Sr., and his wife Diva Davis, both 47, died when Davis, Jr. took a pistol from his parent’s car when they were moving him out, returned to his dorm room and shot them. Davis, Sr. was a part-time police officer in Bellwood, Illinois as well as a National Guardsman” and the weapon belonged to him.

“Mr. Davis was determined by the examining forensic psychiatrist to suffer from a mental illness at the time the offenses were committed, further noting that he lacked substantial capacity to appreciate the nature and quality and wrongfulness of his conduct,” Isabella County Prosecutor David R. Barberi said in a statement.

“It’s important that the public understand that this does not mean that Mr. Davis is free to return to society. Today’s plea brings an end to a very tragic event that temporarily marred the safety and comfort that we all know and value in our community and at Central Michigan University. While we know there is much more healing ahead for the Davis family, we hope that today’s plea brings some sense of closure and finality to them and the Central Michigan Community as we all continue to move forward.”

HIs surviving siblings and family also released a statement after the decision.

“We, the family of Diva and James Davis Sr, are highly satisfied with the outcome of this hearing. Mental health is real and we know that Eric was not in a right state of mind. We are appreciative of the love and support offered to us by the CMU Community, Center for Forensic Psychiatry, and Eric’s attorney, Joshua Blanchard.”

PHOTO: Diva and James Davis, Jr., (Family) James Davis, Jr. (Mt. Pleasant Police)

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14 thoughts on “Michigan College Student Who Killed Parents Ruled Insane

  1. haider on said:

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  2. OH and by the way folks he does not go FREE.He is causally invited to the INSTITUTION FOR THE CRIMINALLY INSANE!!!!!!!! So fear not, OUT IN SOCIETY he will be NOT!!!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Yea L What you been smokin???? You shud READ FIRST BEFORE YOU COMMENT!!!!!!! or maybe get yourself an INTERPRETOR to help you out. DUMB!!!!! DUMB!!!!!

  4. Yea L what the hell are you smokin cause obviously you didn”t read the article. READ BEFORE YOU SPEAK or get yourself an interpretor to HELP you out.DUMB!!!! DUMB!!!!!!

  5. So Seweet My last month paycheck was for 11000 dollars… All i did was simple online work from comfort at home for 3-4 hours/day that I got from this agency I discovered over the internet and they paid me for it 95 bucks every hour…
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  6. HOW TERRIBLE. WE MUST ALWAYS CHECK ON OUR CHILDREN WHEN WE SEND THEM OFF TO SCHOOL THEY ARE NOW IN A WHOLE DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT AND SOME MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ADAPT. PRAYERS AND CONDOLENSCES FOR THIS ENTIRE FAMILY.

    • I agree 100 percent. Even though they are adults they still need to be made aware of the differences they face in another city.

  7. Parents please look out for some kind of mental illness in your children. Sometimes we think there’s nothing wrong with them when they may do something out of the ordinary, and we tend to overlook it.
    College not good for all children,

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