The California Supreme Courtroom refused Wednesday to assessment the case of a lady convicted of the theft-motivated capturing dying of her seventy nine-yr-previous aunt, who was the mom of a Los Angeles Police Division coaching officer.
Barbara Jean Davenport was discovered responsible in September 2015 of first- diploma homicide and theft for the June 2, 2012, killing of her aunt. Jurors additionally discovered true the particular circumstance allegation that Cleo Hughes was murdered through the fee of a theft.
The sufferer’s son drove to his mom’s home after not with the ability to attain her by phone and located her in her bed room, the place she had been shot as soon as within the chest.
Davenport was charged the next month together with her aunt’s homicide.
In a ruling final December, a 3-justice panel from California’s 2nd District Courtroom of Attraction rejected the protection’s rivalry that there have been errors in Davenport’s trial in Los Angeles Superior Courtroom.
The appellate courtroom panel famous that the sufferer managed a household-owned restaurant and stored cash in the home, which was lacking.
Davenport — who was homeless and unemployed — scanned her participant card at one on line casino 5 occasions inside a one-week interval and her participant card at one other on line casino 30 occasions inside about 2 1/2 weeks, and her spending on gadgets together with two designer pairs of prescription glasses and a Las Vegas lodge keep had subsided by the top of the month, based on the 28-web page ruling.
Superior Courtroom Decide James R. Dabney sentenced Davenport to life in jail with out the potential for parole in October 2015. He stated then that she abused “a place of belief” and that the sufferer was “aged,” of “slight stature” and “notably weak.”
—Metropolis Information Service
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