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Texas Man Sentenced To Die For Killing Children’s Babysitter

Franklin Davis (Jail photo)

Franklin Davis (Jail photo)

DALLAS (November 16, 2013) A Dallas County jury decided on a death sentence Saturday for a Texas man convicted of killing his children's baby sitter.

Jurors returned the sentence after deliberating for about an hour Saturday morning after deliberating for about six hours on Friday.

On Tuesday the same jury convicted Franklin Davis of capital murder in the 2012 death of Shania Gray, 16.

The teenager alleged Davis raped her and had planned to testify against him.

Davis admitted he killed the teen, but denied that he sexually assaulted her when she was 14.

Investigators say Davis shot the girl while at an Irving park.

Her body was found in the Trinity River.


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