CMU student gets $1.25M bond in parents’ slaying
Mount Pleasant – A 19-year-old student accused of killing his parents inside a Central Michigan University dorm room last week was formally charged with the crime Tuesday.
James Eric Davis Jr. was ordered held on a $1.25 million bond by Isabella County Judge Paul Chamberlain during a video arraignment.
Davis also waived his right to have a probable cause hearing and preliminary examination of the case against him until he is released from the hospital.
The prosecutor had sought to maintain a $3 million bond, arguing Davis is a flight risk.
He was arrested early Saturday following a manhunt.
Davis is charged with murder in the Friday slayings of James and Diva Davis. The family is from the Chicago suburb of Plainfield, where Davis Sr. was a part-time police officer.
Investigators say the couple was helping their son pack for spring break when they were shot with a gun that belonged to Davis Sr. They’d picked their son up that morning from a hospital, where he was taken for evaluation after police said he was acting erratically.
Associated Press contributed.