BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) – An Independence County man was convicted Friday of second degree murder in the shooting death of his wife in Batesville.
According to a sentencing order filed in Independence County Circuit Court, Randall Todd Davis, of Batesville was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison, given 382 days credit for time already served, and fined $15,000. He will also be required to pay court costs two months before he can be released.
Davis was arrested in April, 2013 on charges of first degree murder, accused of killing Tricia Ann Davis. The trial last three days after jury selection on Wednesday.
According to an arrest affidavit filed in Independence County Circuit Court, Randall Davis admitted to the shooting, and sat down in front of his home to wait for responding officers to arrive. He was arrested without incident.
When officers questioned Randall Davis, he told them that he had gotten into a verbal argument with Tricia, which quickly escalated. Randall Davis told police he got a Ruger .223 Mini 14 rifle from a bedroom from the second floor of the home, and came back to the first floor, where he fired at Tricia several times.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.