HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Divorce apparently wasn’t a good enough option for a Harris County woman who shot her husband to death because she was tired of him “yapping” at her.
Genevia Ann Davis, 47, told deputies “he wouldn’t stop yelling and cursing me, so I shot him.” She was sentenced by a Harris County jury Friday, Aug. 31.
Morgan Davis, 47, was killed in December 2016. When investigators arrived in the Postwood neighborhood, in Spring, they found Davis dead on the master bedroom floor with a gunshot wound to the left side of his chest. A .32 caliber gun was on a nearby nightstand.
The couple’s 15-year-old daughter was home at the time of the shooting. She told investigators she was in her bedroom listening to music when she heard a loud bang from her parents’ room. When she went to inquire about the sound, she saw her father’s body on the floor and heard her mother on the phone with a dispatcher, confessing to the crime.
At the trial, dispatchers confirmed that Davis did call 911 and said her husband kept “putting her down and cursing her out and wouldn’t stop yapping… so she shot him.”
The trial lasted five days; jurors convicted Davis of voluntary manslaughter in just over two hours, and sentenced her to the maximum for the crime- 20 years in prison.
“Man or woman, we can’t live in a world where we shoot and kill people to solve our problems,” said Harris County Assistant District Attorney Lindsey Hovland, who prosecuted the case with Assistant District Attorney John Wakefield.