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Davis brother unfit for trial, sent to psychiatric facility

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The 19-year-old brother of Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis and 49ers tight end Vernon Davis has been deemed unfit for trial after he was charged with murder on Thursday.

Michael Davis has been sent to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. for a psychiatric evaluation. The Washington Post reports that Davis will be brought back to court after 60 days to determine if his condition improves with medication or treatment.

Davis has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Gary Dederichs, a tourist whom Davis is accused of beating to death with a hammer. Davis has been charged with two counts of assault with intent to kill for hitting other people with a hammer, and police are investigating two more attacks they believe were perpetrated by Davis.

This is the second time Davis has been held for psychiatric evaluation. A year ago he was held for evaluation after his teachers and guardian became fearful of him. At that time, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and “borderline intellectual functioning.”

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30 Responses to “Davis brother unfit for trial, sent to psychiatric facility”
  1. blacknole08 says: May 11, 2012 3:08 PM

    He belongs there with John Hinckley. That was a psychotic act that an did to all those poor people. I can’t fathom what the NFL Davis brothers are going through.

  2. daysend564 says: May 11, 2012 3:10 PM

    Let the four remaining people hit him in the head with a hammer. Then he won’t be a burden to the tax payers for the rest of his life.

  3. trollhammer20 says: May 11, 2012 3:13 PM

    Dude goes around whacking people in the head with a hammer for sport, and there are people who think he’s NOT guano loco?

    The previous diagnosis of schizophrenia and “borderline intellectual functioning” tell me that this is a tragic case of genetics gone wrong. It’s not a case of malicious evil, it’s a case of a human brain incapable of operating in the manner in which it is supposed to. This individual should have been in a mental hospital long ago – the failure is not one of his morality, but of a system that simply lets such people fall through the cracks until something really serious happens.

  4. gdub75 says: May 11, 2012 3:22 PM

    Sit him in the chair and hit the switch! No more running around hitting anyone with a hammer!

  5. slickmarine says: May 11, 2012 3:28 PM

    ..crazy as a shathouse rat; I’m bettin’ they’re wishin’ they coulda got him in a football uniform.

  6. JaminJake says: May 11, 2012 3:28 PM

    Such friendly people on here. Let’s go hammer him or flip the switch. You know DAMN WELL that if it was someone in your family you’d be out there protesting for them if there were people like you clamoring for death. What he did is an awful act and he needs to be committed to a psychiatric hospital. People aren’t like cars. There is no lemon law or dealer you can return them to.

  7. coreyandthejets says: May 11, 2012 3:29 PM

    Can we get this guy on the Jets?

  8. cobrala2 says: May 11, 2012 3:34 PM

    Just a horrific situation for everyone involved. No good can come of this. :-(

  9. tfbuckfutter says: May 11, 2012 3:37 PM

    Might have been nice to have given some of that background information in the previous articles….you know, so some of the Judgy McGees could have held their tongues a bit.

    gdub75 says: May 11, 2012 3:22 PM
    Sit him in the chair and hit the switch! No more running around hitting anyone with a hammer!

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    Oh, I guess for some it wouldn’t have mattered. Texan I presume, where they execute people regardless of their mental incapacity?

  10. weepingjebus says: May 11, 2012 3:38 PM

    He knew enough to stalk victims at night, using alleyways, surprise attack them with a concealed weapon, and then try to escape and discard the weapon when he realized the police were chasing him on foot. We give out crazy awards to these killers way too often.

  11. broncofan77 says: May 11, 2012 3:39 PM

    IF it comes to light that his TWO millionaire older brothers did nothing to help their younger, mentally challenged brother who by simple genetics is not able to function as an otherwise normal civilized person and therefore needs supervised care and they failed to seek further supervised care after the first entity quit due to fear for their own well being;then they should be held liable in the court of public opinion and the perhaps financially in civil court by their younger brothers victims…

  12. tomsd1 says: May 11, 2012 3:40 PM

    Ho Hum: Guess Big Brother keeps pulling my posts. Just another ciminal the defense lawyers get sent to Pysco evaluation and they wind up getting off with a few years in the nut house.

  13. Deb says: May 11, 2012 3:40 PM

    gdub75 says:

    Sit him in the chair and hit the switch! No more running around hitting anyone with a hammer!
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    I’d have no problem seeking the highest penalty for a malicious killer. But surely it must have occurred to you that someone who grabs a hammer and goes off on a spree of hitting strangers in the head is probably mentally ill. If so, he needs to be institutionalized where he can’t harm anyone. But you can’t treat someone with a mental illness as you would a stone cold killer.

  14. dynaco says: May 11, 2012 4:15 PM

    Can i please take him up to Foxboro with me?

  15. msclemons67 says: May 11, 2012 4:16 PM

    @trollhammer20 I wish I could give you more than one thumbs up. That was well said.

  16. lengai says: May 11, 2012 4:31 PM

    Didn’t he run from the cops and throw the knapsack with the hammer away in the pursuit? That would be proof that he knows right from wrong and that what he did was wrong.

  17. sonoco says: May 11, 2012 4:34 PM

    Damn . . . I’ll be singing that Trini Lopez tune all day now.

  18. NakedCowboy! says: May 11, 2012 4:58 PM

    He should have been in a hospital getting treatment. It was Davis family responsibility that he got the best care possible. Instead he is out whacking strangers on street.

  19. kane337 says: May 11, 2012 5:08 PM

    JaminJake says:
    May 11, 2012 3:28 PM
    Such friendly people on here. Let’s go hammer him or flip the switch. You know DAMN WELL that if it was someone in your family you’d be out there protesting for them if there were people like you clamoring for death. What he did is an awful act and he needs to be committed to a psychiatric hospital. People aren’t like cars. There is no lemon law or dealer you can return them to.
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    You know DAMN WELL if it was your family member that he killed you would want them to flip the switch on that nut case.

  20. hornbuckle says: May 11, 2012 5:22 PM

    If he had played in the NFL he could use the traumatic brain injury defense.

  21. brenenostler says: May 11, 2012 5:23 PM

    If he’s too unfit for trial, then what good is he doing being in society?

    Sorry Vernon and Vontae.

  22. dans761 says: May 11, 2012 5:29 PM

    Rot in prison! Sick or not Michael Davis made a choice. A horrible choice he should have to pay for. Anyone who assaults people with a hammer and kills 1 is mentally ill. Being mentally ill is no excuse for murdering an innocent man!

  23. tfbuckfutter says: May 11, 2012 5:47 PM

    dans761 says: May 11, 2012 5:29 PM

    Rot in prison! Sick or not Michael Davis made a choice. A horrible choice he should have to pay for. Anyone who assaults people with a hammer and kills 1 is mentally ill. Being mentally ill is no excuse for murdering an innocent man!

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    Actually….it is.

    That’s why we have entire buildings dedicated to mentally ill people who commit crimes.

    They are called “criminally insane”. No one is saying “Put the guy on Prozac and let him walk.” They are saying he needs to be institutionalized and removed from society until he no longer poses a threat because of his condition (which may be never)…..but no, you can’t blame someone whose brain doesn’t work for doing irrational things any more than you can blame an ant for biting you.

  24. Deb says: May 11, 2012 7:01 PM

    kane337 says:

    You know DAMN WELL if it was your family member that he killed you would want them to flip the switch on that nut case.

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    A good friend of mine was murdered by a mentally ill woman. And I’d still like to flip the switch on the parade of civil authorities who repeatedly ignored complaints about her behavior and not only kept releasing her back into the community but returned her gun to her possession after she was accused of shooting at neighborhood children. But in fairness, it’s not those civil authorities who were at fault. The system is broken and there’s no money and no will to fix it. The electorate would rather live with these tragedies than fund appropriate mental health care.

  25. sixjak says: May 11, 2012 8:01 PM

    broncofan77 says:
    May 11, 2012 3:39 PM
    IF it comes to light that his TWO millionaire older brothers did nothing to help their younger, mentally challenged brother who by simple genetics is not able to function as an otherwise normal civilized person and therefore needs supervised care and they failed to seek further supervised care after the first entity quit due to fear for their own well being;then they should be held liable in the court of public opinion and the perhaps financially in civil court by their younger brothers victims…

     _________________

    Big thumbs down to you. You have no idea what the situation is in their family-what they have done and have not done. Who knows how many facts the media even got right. The court of public opinion is about as a Yugo.

  26. mistermayhem7 says: May 11, 2012 9:32 PM

    Jaminjake try being a family member of victims and see how quickly you change your tune.

  27. bobnelsonjr says: May 11, 2012 11:08 PM

    Some mental illnesses are beyond repair.

    When such individuals cause only continued damage to society it is time to put him down like a rabid dog. His continued existence is only a detriment to civilization.

    There is no reason to allow his continued existence.

    Keeping him alive is no justice as the lives of his victims were far more valuable.

  28. raiderapologist says: May 12, 2012 12:51 AM

    bobnelsonjr says: May 11, 2012 11:08 PM

    Some mental illnesses are beyond repair.
    When such individuals cause only continued damage to society it is time to put him down like a rabid dog. His continued existence is only a detriment to civilization.
    There is no reason to allow his continued existence.
    Keeping him alive is no justice as the lives of his victims were far more valuable.

    You should spend some time with the mentally ill before you condemn them to death. It might seem like a simple solution when you view it from a distance, but when you see it up close, it’s more gray than black and white.

  29. spellingcops says: May 12, 2012 1:24 AM

    Amen to bobnelsonjr. Why should society be plagued with funding someone to rot in a mental institution when he obviously provides nothing useful to anyone in life? Also, kudos to the commenter that said if he threw the hammer away when the cops were chasing him, he knew right from wrong. Just rid the earth of this scum.

  30. nobodysdaughter1 says: May 14, 2012 5:37 AM

    In order to not be culpable for crimes committed, you are, by definition, incapable of knowing that what you were doing was wrong. Running like hell and trying to ditch your backpack & bloody hammer is a pretty good indicator that, as others have said, he KNEW he was wrong.

    I have been diagnosed with clinical depression, PTSD & panic syndrome; in addition, I often LOATHE most people. Why am I not out taking hammers & baseball bats to people?? Because as despondent, angry and hateful as I can be- I KNOW IT’S WRONG TO HURT PEOPLE. The main difference between this guy and millions of others with mental illness is that the vast majority of us, for all of our differences and issues, still have a soul & a conscience. This maggot clearly does not.

    For those of you defending him on the mental illness angle, remember- there are mentally ill people around you EVER DAY that would never dream of hurting you. This guy isn’t some poor victim, he’s an evil sociopath. Enough of the excuses- let’s call a spade a spade!

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