Prison Sentence for the Murder of a Teenager

Today Willie Davis, 20, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for one count each of Second Degree Murder with a Firearm and Robbery with a Firearm.

On June 17, 2017, the 19-year-old victim was attempting to trade a firearm to Davis. The victim and defendant were high school classmates. The victim was lured to a vacant apartment in South Fort Myers. They walked up a flight of stairs to a landing in front of the apartment and things turned deadly. The teenager was shot numerous times with an AK-47 assault rifle. He was transported to the hospital and died a short time later.

The diligent work of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and follow-through with the physical evidence, including DNA evidence, led to the defendant’s arrest almost a year after the homicide.

The case and plea agreement were handled by Assistant State Attorney Lanna Belohlavek of the Homicide Unit and Assistant State Attorney Bianca Bentley.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office