Killer chooses plea deal over new trial after judge misspoke

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who admitted fatally stabbing a woman while high on LSD has taken a plea deal rather than proceeding with the new trial he won because a judge misspoke about his eligibility for early release.

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports 37-year-old Chad Davis no longer faces possible life in prison. He’s been behind bars for 16 years and will serve 11 more.

Davis said Friday he doesn’t remember the slaying because of the drugs. His attorney told the judge Davis feels “pure remorse.”

Davis was convicted of murder for stabbing a woman in front of her daughters at her Grandview Heights home in 2000. The law then did not allow for early release, but the judge said at the time said he might be eligible after 15 years.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,

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