TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man accused of murdering his mother in 2017 has been found guilty and sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Vincent Davis has been found guilty in the murder of 70-year-old Beulah Mae Wright, his mother. He has been sentenced to 40 years in Florida Department of Corrections.
Tallahassee Police discovered the homicide scene on Putnam Drive the night of July 1. Officers went to check on the welfare of a resident and ended up finding 70-year-old Beulah Mae Wright's body.
They found Wright's body in a bedroom underneath a rug, with blunt force trauma to the head.
Probable cause documents show when Davis was barricaded in another room inside the residence, he told police "to kick the door open and shoot him" so he wouldn't serve a life sentence for the killing of his mother. When asked why he would get a life sentence, he replied, "that's what they give for murder."
After negotiations, documents say Davis was taken into custody after being tased. Police note that he had a small knife coming out of his chest that caused injuries believed to be self-inflicted.
When investigators spoke to a woman who said Davis had been consuming "molly" and had not slept for two days. She told police that Davis called her and told her he killed his mother.
Davis was arrested for second degree murder as a result of their investigation.
Neighbors react as Tallahassee man charged with mother's murder
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)- As new details emerge, neighbors are reacting to the murder of a local woman over the weekend.
Tallahassee police say they discovered a homicide scene on Putnam Drive Saturday night. Officers went to check on the welfare of a resident and ended up finding 70-year-old Beulah Mae Wright's body. Her son is now behind bars, facing homicide charges.
"I didn't see nothing wrong with her Saturday morning. She was fine," said Wright's neighbor, Jerome Weston. Weston has been living across the street from Wright for just over a year. He says she was a wonderful neighbor and they were good friends.
"She'd always look out that window right there," Weston recalled. "She'd say you don't see me but I be seeing you. She said I'll keep an eye on your house over there. "
According to police, when officers responded to a duplex on Putnam drive and discovered that weekend homicide, they also found a male family member barricaded in another room. We now know that man is Wright's son, 51-year-old Vincent L. Davis. Leon County court records show Davis has an extensive criminal history.
"I didn't figure he would do that, not to his momma. Somebody else, yeah, but not to his momma. That's a shock," said Weston.
Davis will make his first appearance in front of a Leon County judge Tuesday, July 4th at 8:30 a.m.