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Central Michigan University Shooter Arraigned In Court

Mar 7, 2018

James Davis Jr., the 19 year-old CMU student accused of shooting and killing his parents on campus on Friday, was formally arraigned in court Tuesday.

 


Davis appeared in court via video from McLaren Central Michigan Hospital.  When officers arrested him early Saturday morning, they noted he “wasn’t making any sense.”  He’s been hospitalized under armed guard ever since.

Prosecutors were requesting a bond of $3 million and argued that Davis was a flight risk.  But Isabella County Judge Paul Chamberlain set bond at $1.125 million, after Davis’ attorney said setting the bond at the higher level was akin to denying bond altogether.

Davis waived a probable cause hearing until he is released from the hospital.  There’s no word on when that might occur.

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