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Michael Davis, brother of Vernon and Vontae, charged with murder

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Michael Davis, the 19-year-old brother of 49ers tight end Vernon Davis and Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis, has been charged with first-degree murder in the family’s hometown of Washington, D.C.

Police say Michael Davis killed 66-year-old Gary Dederichs by hitting him on the head with a hammer on April 24. That was the first of five attacks in the area in which a man fitting Davis’s description hit someone in the head with a hammer. The other four victims all survived but were left with injuries.

On April 26, Davis was arrested by police responding to cries of help from a woman with a head injury. As Davis attempted to flee he threw a backpack that contained a hammer.

Davis has been held in jail since that arrest on two charges of assault with intent to kill while armed. He is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

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22 Responses to “Michael Davis, brother of Vernon and Vontae, charged with murder”
  1. rbell2123 says: May 10, 2012 11:13 AM

    Lock him up ,and throw away the key

  2. LoCoSu@%s says: May 10, 2012 11:14 AM

    Sad. On both families’ count

  3. captatl says: May 10, 2012 11:15 AM

    That is just SICK! A 66 year old man, a woman? What a piece of Crap.

  4. vikesfansteve says: May 10, 2012 11:31 AM

    Why the picture of Vernon & Vonte Davis when it’s about their special needs brother Michael. The kid has always had problems according to everyone. He needs to be in jail for the rest of his life.

  5. pftcensorssuck says: May 10, 2012 11:37 AM

    The worst part is that this wasn’t an isolated incident; he showed a clear pattern of hitting people in the head with a hammer.

    How does the family NOT step in at some point and stop this guy????

  6. souldogdave says: May 10, 2012 11:39 AM

    Sick kid, his life is over, like the poor man he hit for NOTHING. 2 out of 3 never felt this bad before…

  7. habibthomas says: May 10, 2012 11:39 AM

    Very strange and sad story. Hope he never sees the light of day.

  8. truthfactory says: May 10, 2012 11:51 AM

    Wow…. I’m stunned how stupid and sensless people can be.

  9. cannonballdookie says: May 10, 2012 12:11 PM

    Someone is taking The Avengers a little too seriously. There is only one Thor.

  10. christiandrew25 says: May 10, 2012 12:13 PM

    Hate the offseason. No real news to report about actually football players?

  11. 69firebird says: May 10, 2012 12:18 PM

    More non “pro football” news about non “pro football” people. This web site name should be changed to “non pro football talk” or TMZx2 or something like that.

  12. sanchosway says: May 10, 2012 12:18 PM

    Odd story, so this guy is going around DC hitting people on the head with a hammer?

  13. rc33 says: May 10, 2012 12:18 PM

    It’s mind-numbing that a young kid would throw away his life for something like this.
    Just throw it all away.
    Five assaults? Did he really think he was never gonna get caught?
    No respect for others. No respect for life in general.
    Sorry but I got less than zero sympathy for this punk.

  14. gmsalpha says: May 10, 2012 12:23 PM

    The Beatles’ song “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” will never sound the same after this.

    What an unbelievably awful act by a truly disturbed individual.

  15. tebowslostvirginity says: May 10, 2012 12:24 PM

    looks like someone needs a talking to by coach Singletary

  16. wtfru2 says: May 10, 2012 12:26 PM

    He must misunderstood, one brother is a tight end one is a corner back and he heard the top job in the NFL is being “the hammer”.

    He took it literally.

  17. raylangivens2 says: May 10, 2012 12:27 PM

    It’s a shame they won’t be able to seek the death penalty on this scum. Strap him in a chair and let his victims come by and smash him in the face with a hammer.

  18. icardfan says: May 10, 2012 12:29 PM

    I’ve been hammered in D.C. too. Great town.

  19. nokoolaidcowboy says: May 10, 2012 12:35 PM

    I seriously wish the “Thumbs Down” on these responses would explain why they are voting that way.

    …just being trolls or is there something the rest of us are missing.

    Special needs or not this guy needs to be put away. And as for his family…yeah, did everyone just basically give up on this guy?

  20. dezno24 says: May 10, 2012 12:45 PM

    Clearly this guy is troubled if you got 2 brothers in the NFL. Sad that he didnt get the right help and now have to face the consequences of his actions if true.

  21. cheers4ablumpkin says: May 10, 2012 5:01 PM

    Wow what an idiot.

  22. mega2184 says: May 10, 2012 5:53 PM

    Hammer Time!

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