- Associated Press - Thursday, February 16, 2017

FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) - A Freeport man faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his parents.

The (Freeport) Journal-Standard reports (https://bit.ly/2llRmP3 ) that 33-year-old Mitchell Davis is charged in the deaths of 66-year-old Patrick Davis and 59-year-old Carlotta Davis. Police found them dead of apparent stab wounds about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Davis is in custody at the Stephenson County jail with bond of $750,000. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney to comment on his behalf.

Stephenson County court records show Mitchell Davis has a history of mental illness and violence toward his parents. Records show a judge in October lifted a protective order Davis’ parents previously requested against him.

The Stephenson County coroner says preliminary autopsy results are expected Thursday.

It’s the first double homicide in Freeport since April 2008.


Information from: The Journal-Standard, https://www.journalstandard.com/jshome.taf

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