It really must suck when you work all the time to put food on the table….and your kid still dies of starvation. That’s the excuse being offered by William Thomas Davis III, 27, of Warner Robins, GA. His 2-year old son, D’Shawn Davis, was found dead in the home in September of 2010 – D’Shawn weighed only 12 pounds and 6 ounces, and had skin sloughing off of his body from bedsores caused by laying in heavily soiled diapers for days on end. Experts testified that the child would not have been able to walk…or even lift his head.
The Momster in this story has already plead guilty to several charges against her, in exchange for the rest of them being dropped. Luckily, the charges that stuck were felony murder and cruelty to children, for which she has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 30 years. Since she is 24 now, that means she should be a guest of the state well past the time she might be able to have any more babies to starve to death. She admitted her crime, and showed no remorse for the act whatsoever. I guess lack of a conscience will have that effect on some people.
There are several inconsistencies in this story (aren’t there always?), and at one point I almost found myself feeling sorry for the sperm donor. Almost. But not quite. Everybody agrees that William was the sole breadwinner for the family (which also included a healthy 5-year old girl at the time), and worked CONSTANTLY. He reportedly only came home to sleep in between jobs. His wife was supposed to be caring for the two kids, and making sure they were healthy and well taken care of. She failed. Miserably.
The night the child died, William came home and reportedly broke down in tears at seeing his son’s emaciated, lifeless body. He claimed that if he’d known the baby was not being fed, he would have done something. My question is – just how in the HELL do you not realize that your kid looks like a skeleton? He worked. I get that. There were times in my life that I worked, a lot, and only went home to sleep. I still made it a point to look in on my kids before closing my eyes at night. Yet, even during those dark days, when I had only a few minutes a day with my kids, I made sure they were safe and healthy. I just don’t buy the “I didn’t know” line. If he really didn’t know then it was a willful ignorance. He is still at least partially to blame for his son’s death.
I find it almost amusing how often we get parents on here who have names that are appropriate to the crimes they have committed. This is another example. The she-beast’s name, Sade Shamon King, seems indicative of her propensity for wanton cruelty – the term ‘sadism’ is purportedly named for one of its earliest practitioners, the Marquis de Sade. The names need a little rearranging though, to make them REALLY fit this witch. It should read Shamon King Sade. Or just shame on Sade King. Starvation is a horrible way to die, and the fact that she left this poor child to rot in his own filth for extended periods of time only makes it worse.
According to Sade(ist) they didn’t have any money for food, and she had allowed Medicaid to lapse…Not sure what medicaid had to do with it, unless it was her excuse for not taking the boy to a doctor, but the ‘no food’ claim was definitely bogus. At trial prosecutors showed pictures of a well-stocked fridge and pantry taken at the time of the boy’s death, as well as “plenty of food” simply sitting on the counter-tops. And the five year old was healthy, as were the two dogs belonging to the couple. A paramedic who responded to the call that night described the two pit bulls as “fat and healthy”. But she couldn’t feed her baby boy. Worthless hag.
The father’s bottom-feeder…oops….attorney…is attempting to convince the judge that his client was a victim, too. I think that guy must have missed his true calling – he should have been a manure salesman. Go shovel that stank somewhere else, please. Maybe we could bury both the skank and the wank in the pile of stank being created by William’s excuse-producer for hire. In addition to the starvation and rotting flesh, the baby was also kept in a small, dark room, on a bare plastic mattress – and there were food stains and chicken bones beneath the crib. So they wouldn’t feed him, but they wanted him to be able to smell the food. How considerate.
William also claimed that he had not seen his son in 3-4 weeks before D’Shawn died. Why? Was he blind? Was the baby invisible? Or did William simply not care enough to check on his son occasionally? I’m betting on the third choice. William’s attorneys are also trying to convince the judge that his son’s death only took a (relatively) short time – a matter of days. Sorry, no sale on that BS either. Starvation is one of the slowest, most painful ways to die. It can take months for a healthy 2-year old to succumb to starvation. Good Lord, what is wrong with these breeders?!? In a perfect world people as stupid as these would also be sterile, in order to prevent the spread of genetic stupidity.
The mother has already been convicted, and I hope the father gets a nice stiff sentence himself. They are both responsible for the death of this little angel, regardless of whatever excuses they might have come up with. Apathy and stupidity are no excuse for the starvation of a 2-year old. Ever.
Thanks go to Tonya, a friend of mine who actually called me about this story. And to any others who sent in tips about this that I am unaware of.