Von Clark Davis – Black, age 36 (re-sentence)

Sentenced in Butler County, Ohio
By: a three-judge panel
Date of crime: December 12, 1983
Prosecution’s case/defense response: Davis shot to death his ex-girlfriend Suzette Bulter (age 24). This is the third sentencing for Davis after numerous appeals. Davis argued that he was innocent at his first trial, and that a drug dealer named “Silky Carr” had murdered Bulter. The state brought forward witnesses who had unwittingly purchased the murder weapon and ammunition for Davis. Kopsho had been previously convicted of murdering his first wife, and had only been on parole for three years before murdering Bulter.
Sources: Dayton Daily News (OH) 02/23/09 (2009 WLNR 3721517); Cincinnati Enquirer (OH) 08/22/09 (2009 WLNR 16403972), 09/10/09 (2009 WLNR 17743856).