Royal Oak man arraigned in girlfriend’s killing

Mike Martindale
The Detroit News

Royal Oak — A Royal Oak man was arraigned Thursday in the Columbus Day killing of his girlfriend.

David D. Davis, 49, is charged with open murder and firearms offenses in the fatal shooting of Theresa Diamos, 50, found early Monday morning after neighbors in the 800 block of Altadena reported hearing an argument and a loud noise.

Davis, who was the victim's live-in boyfriend, initially told neighbors there had been an intruder in the home.

"We're confident we have the right guy and evidence at the scene led us to him being the perpetrator of this crime," Royal Oak Deputy Chief Gordon Young said.

Davis stood mute, his head bowed, during his arraignment before Royal Oak 44th District Judge Derek Meinecke. He is charged with the murder, use of a firearm in the commission of felony and a felon in possession of a firearm.

Meinecke entered a not-guilty charge for Davis and ordered him remanded to the Oakland County Jail pending a probable cause hearing on Oct. 23 and an Oct. 30 preliminary exam.

Several people, believed to be relatives of Diamos, were in the courtroom Thursday, including one woman who wept openly.

Davis has prior convictions for assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. He is still on parole after serving a six-year sentence in prison ending 2012.

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