This Missouri woman who married the man she witnessed kill three people, including his one-year-old son. Not only did she witness the triple homicide, she told police everything.
CBS News: Jackson County prosecutors said in court documents that they believe the marriage was intended to prevent Shellana Victoria Davis from testifying against Joseph L. Nelson under the state’s spousal privilege law.
Nelson, 23, is charged with killing his ex-girlfriend, 17-year-old Bianca Fletcher, her boyfriend, and her and Nelson’s son on Sept. 8.
According to prosecutors, Davis told police she saw Nelson shoot Fletcher after he threw something at him during an argument.They allege that he then shot Fletcher’s boyfriend, 18-year-old Shannon Rollins, to eliminate him as a witness and killed his and Fletcher’s son because he was afraid the baby’s cries would attract attention, The Kansas City Star reported.
Nelson has denied any involvement in the case. Davis married Nelson Dec. 7 while he was jailed $1 million cash bond facing three charges of first-degree murder.
Prosecutors sought a court order to formally interview Davis on tape before the couple was married, but the marriage occurred before the court ruled on the motion. In the filing before the wedding, prosecutors said Davis’ detailed eyewitness account of the events formed “the basis for the felony charges filed in this matter.”
Another court filing said the state is not aware of any other witnesses to the shootings, making Davis “an essential” witness for the state.
“It is alleged that (her) actions were intentional efforts to hinder the prosecution of a triple homicide,” prosecutors alleged of Davis’ plan to marry Nelson.Davis, 20, was arrested the day of the wedding and charged with one count of first-degree burglary and two counts of tampering with evidence. She is jailed on $75,000 bond. A bond reduction hearing is scheduled for Jan. 27.
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