Davis Denied New Trial in Capital Murder Case

By: Chace Murphy Email
By: Chace Murphy Email

He maintained his innocence throughout, but Willie Davis won't get another day in court.

The Bryan man convicted of capital murder in connection with the death of a Brazos County man was denied a new trial Thursday afternoon.

The 67-year-old Davis was found guilty in March for his role in the 2003 death of Tommy Andrade.

Andrade was shot to death in his Brazos County home as three men hired by Davis' sons tried to collect on a drug debt.

A Brazos County jury deliberated for nine hours in March before returning the guilty verdict. Davis received an automatic life sentence because prosecutors did not seek the death penalty.

At the time, Davis' attorneys said they would file a motion for a new trial. but District Judge J.D. Langley denied that motion in a hearing Thursday afternoon.

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