A 19-year-old college student who shot and killed his parents when they picked him up for spring break was arraigned on murder charges from his hospital bed.
Central Michigan University student James Eric Davis Jr. was arraigned via closed circuit TV from his hospital bed at McLaren Central Michigan Hospital on Tuesday.
Davis Jr. answered “yes,” when asked if he understood the charges against him.
He appeared confused when asked if he wanted court-appointed defense attorney Joshua Blanchard to represent him. He did agree to have Blanchard represent him.
Davis Jr. is charged with killing his father James Davis Sr, 48, and his mother Diva Davis, 47, after they picked him up from a hospital where he was treated for a drug overdose on Friday night.
They took him to his dorm room in Campbell Hall to pick up his clothes for the trip home to Plainfield, Il.
A half an hour later, they were dead.
Davis Sr. was a police officer in Bellwood, Illinois. He and his wife were shot and killed with his service weapon.
Davis Jr. has a history of drug addiction and mental illness.