Man Convicted Of Norman Triple Murder Dies In Jail; Victims' Family Speaks Out

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 10:59 pm
By: News 9

A man convicted of murdering his two sisters and the mother-in-law of one of the women died in prison just one day before the five year anniversary of the brutal killings.

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For the first time since the triple murder, the man who heard it all happen is speaking out.

William Eugene Davis shot his sisters, Tami and Sheila, and then went into another room to find Tami's 87-year-old mother-in-law.

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"I could hear her pleading for her life. She was saying ‘please don't shoot me. Please don't shoot me,' then shortly after she finished that second sentence, he shot again." Brent Link said.

Link, a legally blind war veteran, then beat Davis unconscious.

"Being a military person, being in combat, it doesn't surprise you. I mean it's shocking to see that. You know that is what combat is about. But when that is in your living room, dining room and kitchen, you don't expect it," he said.

Link was able to rush to his mother's aid. His wife's head literally blown off, her teeth lay in the floor.

Link wasn't alone. His guide dog, Gipper, and son Stephen were also in the house.

"He had to sit there and clean the blood of his mom and grandma off of my fingernails," Link said.

Link says Davis had a history of drug use and acted oddly the day before the murders.

Davis was found dead in his cell at 6:30 a.m. Monday, shortly after getting a new cell mate. No word on how he died.