BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Activists and their family continue to urge city prosecutors to put Keith Davis Jr.
In June 2015, Maryland Jockey Club security guard Kevin Jones was shot and killed 11 times. The officers arrested Keith Davis Jr. and shot him three times.
CONTINUE READING: Supporters gather in Baltimore to watch Keith Davis Jr.
It will be nearly seven years after Jones’ murder before Davis stands before a jury in his fifth murder trial.
“The facts haven’t changed since 2015,” said Latoya Francis Williams.
His lawyer, who was accompanied by family and supporters on Wednesday, urged prosecutors to give it up.
“With each trial, we’ve seen more and more evidence of Mr. Davis’ innocence,” said Williams.
In Davis’ last overturned conviction in 2019, prosecutors cited video and cell phone evidence, but Davis and his supporters plead his innocence.
On her birthday, Keith’s wife @ 50ShadesofKellz calls him “the most loving, gentle, and peaceful person” she has ever met. pic.twitter.com/Kr8RBF3QR2
– Paul Gessler (@PaulGessler) July 21, 2021
CONTINUE READING: Baltimore man Keith Davis Jr., who has been tried four times for the murder of Kevin Jones, is on trial
“For six years now, I’ve only needed people to listen to me,” said Kelly Davis, Keith’s wife.
Keith’s wife and social justice groups held rallies and paid for mobile billboards to rescue him.
“There have been four murder trials. There were two juries hanged and two convictions overturned, ”said Deray McKesson.
“Keeping him on trial is almost like promoting his cause,” said Kelly Davis.
Its supporters claim it got personal to Baltimore City Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby.
“This is my job. This is my role. This is my responsibility. My concern in this case is Kevin Jones,” said Mosby.
“Justice for Keith Davis Jr. is justice to Kevin Jones, and his life is as important in this matter as it is for anyone else,” said Kelly Davis.
Following Davis’ last overturned conviction, prosecutors charged him with attempted murder and assault after saying he stabbed a fellow inmate last year.
Baltimore District Judge Sylvester Cox granted a new trial based on documents filed by Davis’ attorneys 14 months ago.
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See how the supporters put their case forward below: