Brandon Davis, 24, of Dallas, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for Capital Murder, announced Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis. "This victim was beloved by his family and community. The jury's verdict ensures that this ruthless, cold-hearted murderer will never again see the light of day," added Willis.
In the early morning hours of Feb. 14, 2018, Davis followed the victim to his Plano home from the victim's Dallas convenience store. When the victim got out of his car in front of his home, Davis approached and shot him four times – once in the shoulder, once in the abdomen, and twice in the chest. As the victim laid in his front yard dying, Davis stole the victim's briefcase, which contained a gun and money from his store, and drove back to Dallas.
Detective Jonathan Hay along with numerous other police officers and detectives with Plano Police Department investigated the case. Davis was interviewed by Detective Hay and confessed to involvement in the crime.
The jury returned a verdict of guilty and an automatic sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole was assessed by the court. Judge John R. Roach, Jr., presided over the trial.
Following the trial, several family members gave emotional victim impact statements. They spoke of how their husband and father's tragic murder affected their lives and community. The victim's youngest daughter shared, "He always encouraged me to do big things but now I am lost because the person who pushed me to greatness is no longer here by my side."
Assistant District Attorneys Geeta Singletary and Ashley Keil prosecuted the case, assisted by District Attorney Investigators Kim Eanes and Greg Bowers and Victim Assistance Coordinators Casey Cave and Jayshree Bihari.