Thomasville Times Enterprise

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September 24, 2013

Witness: Davis said he killed Williams

THOMASVILLE — The mother of a murder suspect’s young daughter testified Tuesday that the defendant told her the July 2012 shooting death he is charged with was “a setup that went wrong.”

During trial testimony, the mother, Kanetria Shay Flemming, testified in Thomas County Superior Court that she and the defendant, Alvin Davis III, confided in each other.

She said that when she heard about the murder of Hassan Hana Williams, her initial reaction was to check on Davis, because he lived near the murder scene.

Flemming said Davis told her, “ ‘I’m sorry. I messed up. I love y’all.’ He was referring to me and my daughter,” Flemming testified.

Davis wanted to see his daughter.

Davis, she said, sent her a text that said he shot Williams twice — once in the back, once in the head — and burned his Mercedes.

In another text, Davis tried to get Flemming to say she was in Tallahassee, Fla., with him at the time of the murder.

The last text she received from him was at 3:30 a.m. two days after the murder. The text was, “Don’t text. Police got me.”

Davis told Flemming Williams pulled a gun on him and his brother, “and Alvin shot him twice.”

“I never thought he would get involved in something that he would hurt somebody,” Flemming said.

One of Davis’ texts after the murder was signed RED RUM. He had never used the term.

Flemming said she did not know what RED RUM meant — other than “what is spells backwards.”

Jessica Ivey dated and was engaged to Davis. She testified that Davis told her “he had something to do with it.”

 Ivey said Davis told her his brother, Chaquel Jacquez Cook, also a defendant, shot Williams first, and he shot the second time.

See Wednesday's edition for more details.

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