NEW ORLEANS – Last week, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office (OPDA) secured the conviction of defendant Corey Davis for charges stemming from an attempted homicide in January 2022 at the intersection of Decatur and Spain streets as well as a carjacking in August 2019 in the 1400 block of Decatur Street. The defendant pled guilty to 18 counts including Attempted First-Degree Murder, Second-Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile, Carjacking, and Discharging a Firearm During a Violent Crime.
District Attorney Jason Williams said, “This is another unfortunate case where our community’s most innocent, a 1-year-old child, was harmed and endangered by senseless gun violence. Justice was delivered with this conviction for the victim and the people of New Orleans. To be clear, this conviction via guilty plea was not the result of an agreement with the State. The overwhelming evidence in this case coupled with the diligent and meticulous trial preparation of ADA Mark Nguyen left Mr. Davis with no choice but to plead guilty as charged to his own reckless and violent actions. This conviction is the direct result of this office’s hard work and commitment to securing justice for our victims.”
According to NOPD reports, the defendant shot his 1-year-old son through a car window following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. Sentencing will take place on September 8th, 2023.
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