Saturday, February 20, 2016

Dad convicted of murdering 19-month-old daughter during weeklong visitation (Macon, Georgia)

We've posted on this case before. Earlier coverage clarified that the "wife" was in fact the step mother, and that this murder took place during visitation. Dad is ANTWON DOREZ DAVIS.

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February 19, 2016 4:25 PM

Macon father sentenced to life in prison in toddler daughter's 2012 death

Antwon Davis, 24, of Macon, pleaded guilty to murder Friday in the 2012 death of his 19-month-old daughter.


Breazia Davis was 19 months old when she was rushed to a Macon hospital and later declared dead.

Authorities later determined she'd died of blunt force trauma to her body and brain, Bibb County prosecutor Dorothy Hull said Friday.

Her father, 24-year-old Antwon Dorez Davis pleaded guilty to murder in his daughter's death Friday and was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. He'll first be eligible for release after serving 30 years.

Breazia had been staying with Davis and his wife on Forest Hill Road for a little more than a week before Davis called for help Nov. 6, 2012. She'd stopped breathing.

When questioned by police, Davis admitted striking his daughter and he was arrested, Hull said.

Defense attorney John Carter said his client was pleading guilty because he felt it was in his "best interest."

Speaking before his sentence was announced, Davis said, "I think I didn't do enough to protect my child."

"It's something I'll have to live with," he said.

Davis urged others to "take heed" and "love your children."