Records detail murder suspect's troubled past

Ronald Leon Davis showed attempts at reform after a judge sent him to prison for 10 years for dealing cocaine. Full Story
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ryan

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Jan 27, 2008
Thank God our Justice system is working
Citizen

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jan 27, 2008
We can all thank Z.M. Jimison once again for giving a total looser the chance to ruin more lives.
gosh

Sellersburg, IN

#3 Jan 27, 2008
Sounds like this "child of God" should have died at birth.
WOW

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jan 27, 2008
Was there ever really any doubt he had a troubled past. Sounds like the whole family has had problems. Truth be known, I don't care about his past. He made all these choices and now he can live with them. If you ask me, Indy is a lot safer today. Momma has to be proud of her boys. Does anyone know if there are others in the family we need to know about?
Ya Think

Cincinnati, OH

#5 Jan 27, 2008
Please correct me if Im wrong, But my understanding of the phrase " Child Of God " is that you lead a GOOD LIFE, not a life of killing people. Lock him up and throw away the key, I do agree with WOW's comment, Is there other family members we should be aware of????
Dennis_Daviess Co

United States

#6 Jan 27, 2008
I agree 100% with you WOW. If there is more of them we should be made aware of it. If nothing else but safety measures to the public. These animals deserve what they get. I just hope that the judge in these cases don't stumble and let any of these creeps out of doing time. They need to be locked up to where they never see the light of day again. All of them. This is the sickest thing of all times to gun down a 5 month old or 23 month old baby. Just what could those little children ever done to hurt them. Nothing!! So lets give them what they deserve and do away with all of them. They all should be charged with some form of murder charge even if not with murder direct like Davis.
janetM

Winslow, IN

#7 Jan 27, 2008
Dennis_Daviess Co wrote:
I agree 100% with you WOW. If there is more of them we should be made aware of it. If nothing else but safety measures to the public. These animals deserve what they get. I just hope that the judge in these cases don't stumble and let any of these creeps out of doing time. They need to be locked up to where they never see the light of day again. All of them. This is the sickest thing of all times to gun down a 5 month old or 23 month old baby. Just what could those little children ever done to hurt them. Nothing!! So lets give them what they deserve and do away with all of them. They all should be charged with some form of murder charge even if not with murder direct like Davis.
Dennis...it's going to depend on the evidence that the Prosecutor has as to whether he can sustain a conviction for murder. Don't forget that Brizzi has to rely on the testimony of his Davis's fellow co-conspirators. Thug testifying against thug isn't very reassuring! If any of those guys suddenly refuses to testify as to what they have already told the police the whole case could fall through. Davis deserves the death penalty, the rest deserve as long a jail time as can be given under the law. I have seen these kind of cases before where the main evidence comes from testimony from other criminal thugs. It can be a shaky situation at best. BTW I favor the death sentence for all of them, but it probably won't happen!!
indy on the slide

United States

#9 Jan 27, 2008
Hopefully this will shed some light on the extreme problems with inner city crime we have here in Indy. what ever happened to this being the biggest small town in the country? to the west it haughville, to the east we have brightwood, and many others. These areas have more murders than anywhere, and it just seems like support for more police, more after school programs, more out reach programs, they all fall on deaf ears. I know its expensive, but is there a cost on a persons life? I have lived, and worked in these areas most of my life. They all have good people, just some bad influences.
As for the death penalty, I dont agree. I believe someone that did a crime like that should rot in jail for as long as he holds a breath. yeah we would be paying for it as tax payers, but i dont want someone given the right to a speedy get-a-way(death).
Just Wondering

Barnesville, OH

#10 Jan 27, 2008
indy on the slide wrote:
Hopefully this will shed some light on the extreme problems with inner city crime we have here in Indy. what ever happened to this being the biggest small town in the country? to the west it haughville, to the east we have brightwood, and many others. These areas have more murders than anywhere, and it just seems like support for more police, more after school programs, more out reach programs, they all fall on deaf ears. I know its expensive, but is there a cost on a persons life? I have lived, and worked in these areas most of my life. They all have good people, just some bad influences.
As for the death penalty, I dont agree. I believe someone that did a crime like that should rot in jail for as long as he holds a breath. yeah we would be paying for it as tax payers, but i dont want someone given the right to a speedy get-a-way(death).
If the prosecutor can get the conviction, the death penalty should definately be imposed on Davis. He will still have years left for all the appeals and BS that accompany a death sentence. He has been given multiple chances to change his life and thrown them away for violence and crime.
Too many early releases and second chamces led to the deaths of 2 innocent children and 2 young mothers.
I would like to see them all executed if found guilty, but I know that isn't going to happen.
billy bob

Jeffersonville, IN

#11 Jan 27, 2008
From the article, he has fathered two- three children, guess who and at whose expense will raise those children; Do the math, Multiply this times thousands of times, not just here but throughout the country; in 8-10 years, when the next generation comes up, we really are going to have some crime problems.
Mr Lucas

Louisville, KY

#13 Jan 27, 2008
indy on the slide wrote:
.......As for the death penalty, I dont agree. I believe someone that did a crime like that should rot in jail for as long as he holds a breath. yeah we would be paying for it as tax payers, but i dont want someone given the right to a speedy get-a-way(death).
You wouldn't keep a rabid dog in a cage the rest of its life, you would destroy it. Why do you advocate keeping this rabid dog alive in a cage just because this rabid dog happens to be in the form of a human? Regardless of form, this is still a rabid dog and it should be destroyed for the protection of society.
Lets be rational

United States

#14 Jan 27, 2008
People need to think about what they are saying. Of course I have no information other than what I've read in the press, but the death penalty for someone sitting in a truck while an act goes on elsewhere. Bad choice hanging out during a robbery with people you don't know - certainly. But take their life just to appease some sense of justice for a wrongful death - Get a clue. The trigger man should bear the responsibility. While a more appropriate price should be paid by the others. Frankly, the system is more at fault than the robbery associates.
Are you willing to pay for every decision of those around you?
redfoxt

San Francisco, CA

#15 Jan 27, 2008
Just Wondering wrote:
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If the prosecutor can get the conviction, the death penalty should definately be imposed on Davis. He will still have years left for all the appeals and BS that accompany a death sentence. He has been given multiple chances to change his life and thrown them away for violence and crime.
Too many early releases and second chamces led to the deaths of 2 innocent children and 2 young mothers.
I would like to see them all executed if found guilty, but I know that isn't going to happen.
My 20yr. Daughter was murdered by person like this one with a trouble childhood, but DOES this JUSTIY BEING A MURDER. He was only sentenced to 35yrs. thanks to witness who were threaten and Judge who didn't care she will let him out to commit this crime again one day, release date 2022. I have to live with the fact this man will still have a life while I visit my daugther gravesite. They give life sentence to drug dealers and murders get a slap on the hands our laws are truly a Joke.
Bullet

United States

#16 Jan 27, 2008
Here we go again ....... a troubled past.

Larry

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Jan 27, 2008
"Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi called the Jan. 14 slayings on Hovey Street "an act of domestic terrorism." He is seeking the death penalty for Davis."

Scumbag politician. This guy deserves the death penalty. But this "domestivc terrorism" line is just garbage spewed from the mouth of a low life.

Its Brizzi's fault that this clown is on the streets anyway. He just keeps cutting deals with criminals and putting them back out on the street instead of locking them up. "Domestic terrorism"! How insulting can that scumbag get!
LockemUp

Plainfield, IN

#19 Jan 27, 2008
There are only two choices. Lock this animal up for life without the possibilty of parole or execute him. I am not a big fan of the deatht penalty but I would not be protesting the this vicious animal's exexution either.
Rick in Avon

United States

#20 Jan 27, 2008
I wonder what difference it would have made if Davis had served his whole jail time of ten years? Society has been much to leniant with this person and it's time for him to pay up!

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#22 Jan 27, 2008
If you will run all three names, Davis, his brother and former girlfriend thru the DOC record site you will find all of them a hit.

When are the courts and judges going to get wise and start throwing the book at criminals of today? I posted a story just last week where one guy got arrested and only served part of a 57 year sentence. And he is only 31 years old.
Franklin Resident

Covington, KY

#23 Jan 27, 2008
ryan wrote:
Thank God our Justice system is working
Our justice sysytem isn't working. If it was working this bozo would have been rehabilitated at 19. The Indiana COnstitution states "Section 18. The penal code shall be founded on the principles of reformation, and not of vindictive justice."

We no longer seek to rehabilitate. We seek vindictive justice. If we want to control crime in Indiana we must get back to the basic principles of our Constitution.
Justice

Plainfield, IN

#24 Jan 27, 2008
Skin him and feed his skin to the dogs at the pound.

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