This is the most horrifying story I've read this week, and it's been a pretty horrifying week. 18-year-old Kevin Davis killed his mother, had sex with her corpse and then left his home on bicycle. He had also planned to kill his sister but told police "I had my fill of killing. It seemed a little much."
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports that Davis (Of Corpus Christi, Texas) killed his mother on March 26th. He had tried to strangle her, but when this method proved inefficient, he got a hammer and beat her to death. Then, he sexually assaulted her corpse, living out what he told detectives to be his fantasies, violent and sexual thoughts he had about women, including his mother and his sister.
Davis has been diagnosed with personality disorder by a doctor (although it's not clear whether this was previous diagnosis or one based on an evaluation ordered by the court) and while the doctor stated that Davis knew the difference between right and wrong, his appearance in court suggests he may not have cared. It appears that no one in the family would have expected him to do something like this and, according to Davis' sister, his mother had always stood behind him. And his responses were clearly antisocial, if not outright psychopathic.
This is what happened when Davis faced his sister and grandfather while on trial:
"You took the only person who had your back," Desirae Hill said to him. "Now you are all alone."
Davis sat stoic as his grandfather spoke through tears to him.
"I don't know quite what to say to you," Clyde Hill said. "You killed your mother. You just don't do that."
Davis smiled, popped his knuckles and stretched throughout the trial. He waved at witnesses when they were asked to identify him.
Even more chilling were the interviews that were played for the court, in which Davis described his motives as well as his fantasies:
Asked what happened next, Davis said: "I had sexual intercourse. Guess I lost my virginity to a dead corpse."
He described his perfect fantasy as dressing in a suit, decapitating a girl and putting her in a dress before having sex with her corpse.
"It would be a night to remember," Davis said.
Asked why he killed his mother, Davis said he was bored with life and didn't like people.
A jury deliberated for an hour before sentencing Davis to life in prison. Which is good, and hopefully comes with a lot of therapy, because Davis told police officers that he would consider murdering again, if he were allowed the opportunity.
Image via Corpus Christi Caller-Times