A man is accused of murdering a 16-year old girl he allegedly raped. He is accused of luring the girl in by pretending to be another teenager on Facebook. Once the girl agreed to meet with him, police say that he killed her.
Franklin Davis, a 30-year old man out of Irving, Texas, confessed to shooting Shania Gray after he was arrested on an unrelated offense this week. After the arrest, police started to question Davis about the girl’s death, and he eventually admitted that he shot her.
Davis was also accused of raping the young girl in 2010 when she babysat for his two kids. He was charged in 2011 of four counts of s****l abuse and was set to face trial for that offense this month. Rather than going on trial, Davis set up a fake Facebook profile pretending to be a handsome teenage boy. The profile was created to lure in Gray.
Gray became Facebook friends with Davis, not knowing that it was him. She agreed to meet him in a mutually agreed upon location, where he drove her to a park and killed her.
Davis got the girl’s attention by telling her that the two had mutual friends and that he had a crush on her.
“I can only imagine Shania’s face when she got into the car and recognized his face, the fright she felt,” said Sherry Ramsey, a friend of Shania. “That’s the part that haunts me the most.”
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