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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Facebook Murder Again! Man Kills 16yrs Old Girl


The dangers of the Social Media is here
with us and everyone should be
security conscious when dealing with
people they met online.

A 30-year-old man facing charges of
raping a teenage girl two years ago is
said to have murdered the 16-year-old
last week so that she could not testify
against him in his upcoming sexual
assault trial, said police.

Franklin Davis, 30, of Irving, Texas,
confessed to shooting dead a black girl,
Shania Gray, after he was arrested on
Friday and police began questioning him
about the girl's death.

Davis allegedly raped and sexually
assaulted Gray in 2010 when she
babysat for his two children. In July
2011, he was charged with four counts
of sexual abuse and was released on
bail the following month.

The tragedy started when Davis set up a
fake Facebook profile pretending to be a
teenage boy in order to lure 16yrs Old
Gray into seeing him. Davis met up with
the schoolgirl, drove her to a remote
park and killed her, police said.

Using the fake profile, Davis sent the
schoolgirl messages saying they had
mutual friends and that he had a crush
on her. He told her he would stop by her
school to say hello on Thursday, Sherry
Ramsey, a close friend of the victim’s
family disclosed.

Around 4pm last Thursday, after
finishing her second day at a new high
school, the 16-year-old believed she was
meeting up with her new Facebook
friend. Instead, she was picked up by
Davis, who then drove her to the
secluded Campion Trails Park in Irving,
fatally shot her and dumped her body in
a nearby river, according to police.

It is not clear what made Gray get into
Davis’ car, whether she was held at
gunpoint or if Davis was wearing a
disguise, said Ramsey. Gray's family say
she would not have got into Davis' car
willingly.

Gray’s family say they did not know of
any contact between their daughter and
Davis since he allegedly raped and
sexually assaulted her. Davis trial was
scheduled for October 29 and police
believe that he killed the 16-year-old so
that she could not testify against him. A
police investigation was launched after
Gray’s family reported the schoolgirl
missing on Friday morning.

Police retrieved the weapon, a 38 Calibre
pistol, from a nearby pond. Davis has
been charged with capital murder on
Sunday and is being held at Dallas
County Jail.

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