William Davis was sentenced to death by the State of Florida for a sexual assault and murder. According to court documents William Davis would kidnap, sexually and assault Fabiana Malave. William Davis was arrested, convicted and sentenced to death.
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|Name:||DAVIS, WILLIAM R III|
|Initial Receipt Date:||12/18/2012|
|Current Facility:||UNION C.I.|
|Current Release Date:||DEATH SENTENCE|
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Months after a William Roger Davis III was found guilty of kidnapping, raping and murdering a Longwood used-car lot receptionist, the Supreme Court of Florida has upheld the decision to sentence him to death.
Davis, who requested the death penalty, never denied his involvement in the brutal death 19-year-old Fabiana Malave. Instead he claimed insanity and said “Dr. Paul,” a person he said he saw when he hallucinated, told him to kill the woman in October 2009.
According to evidence presented at trial, Davis abducted Malave at knifepoint from Super Sport Auto, the small car lot on U.S. Highway 17-92 where she worked and drove her to the Orlando house where he lived. Davis raped her then strangled her.
He then wrapped her in a carpet and a plastic bag and loaded her body into his SUV and drove around for hours before parking a few dozen feet from where he had abducted her. Seminole County deputies spotted the vehicle and arrested him.
Davis told investigators “he had never killed anyone before, but found the murder ‘interesting’ and ‘liberating’ and that he would certainly kill again,” according to a Supreme Court report.
Davis was evaluated by several mental-health experts who determined that his IQ was 127, just three points short of genius level. While some doctors thought his mental health was in question because he was abused as a child, others thought he was smart enough to exaggerate his symptoms in an effort to avoid prison.
The doctors thought Davis’ need to kill might have also been fueled by a recent separation from his girlfriend at the time. Davis told investigators that “Dr. Paul” said the only way his ex-girlfriend and her son would be safe was if he killed Malave, who was the only employee at the car lot the day she was abducted.
Davis also told investigators that he couldn’t bring himself to kill Malave and said he thought “Dr. Paul” might have killed her when he left the room.
The Florida Supreme Court made its decision Oct. 9.