Accused CMU shooter to face 2 murder charges

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

The 19-year-old Central Michigan University student accused of killing his mother and father in his dorm room Friday is facing charges for their murders, Isabella County Circuit Court officials said Monday.

James Eric Davis Jr

James Davis Jr. is facing two counts of homicide-open murder as well as a charge of felony firearm possession, court officials said. The penalty for the murder charges is life in prison.

His arraignment on the charges has not yet been scheduled, they also said.

The Isabella County Prosecutor's Office said Monday it had no comment at this time.

On Sunday, CMU officials said Davis remains in the hospital in police custody.

They also said that while he has not yet been arraigned, his bond has been set at $3 million. 

Davis is accused of killing his parents, James Davis Sr. and Diva Jeneen Davis of Plainfield, Illinois, Friday on CMU's campus.

Police said he shot and killed his mother and father in his room on the fourth floor of Campbell Hall dormitory and then fled on foot. He was caught hours later near railroad tracks northwest of campus.

The shooting put the campus on lockdown Friday, rocked the community, and left parents waiting as students were gradually escorted by uniformed officers from campus buildings on the last day of classes before spring break.

The gun he allegedly used in the shooting is registered to the suspect's father, the school's police chief said Saturday.