Gang Leader Convicted in ’09 Charlotte Murder

From The Charlotte Observer By April Bethea, February 2, 2013

A Charlotte man and gang leader will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted in a fatal shooting, according to prosecutors.

A jury found Marco Davis, 39, guilty Friday of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the 2009 killing.

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Marco Davis

Superior Court Judge Robert Sumner sentenced Davis to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder charge. He also will serve a consecutive sentence of up to 29 years on the conspiracy charge, according to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office

In a release, the DA’s office said Childress was a gang leader who conspired with others to have 23-year-old Palo Childress killed.

Childress’ body was found in a small wooded area behind the Shamrock Gardens apartments on Aug. 10, 2009. Police initially said they believed robbery was a motive in the death. But a spokesman later said that Childress was a gang member who was killed by members of another gang.

Davis was one of four people charged in connection with Childress’ death. One of the other suspects, 24-year-old Warren Jae Avery, was also charged with murder and is still being held in the Mecklenburg County jail.

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  1. Are we sure that he is the one who really did it?

    • Apparently the Jury was.


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