Davis Trial Set In Bentonville Murder
Posted: August 30, 2013 at 12:24 p.m.
BENTONVILLE A mental evaluation found Perry Davis Jr. fit to stand trial for the death of his wife, lawyers said during a mental status hearing today.
Davis, 50, is accused of killing his wife, Kelly, at their Bentonville home on Aug. 19, 2012. Bentonville police believe Davis shot himself after shooting his wife. He sustained a prefrontal lobe injury and is now blind and has retrograde amnesia, according to court documents.
Davis’ lawyer, Madison Aydelott III, said Davis has been evaluated by a private forensic psychiatrist. The results have not been written yet, but he said he is confident Davis is fit to proceed to trial. The Arkansas State Hospital also found Davis fit for trial.
Davis is charged with capital murder and kidnapping. He is being held at the Benton County Jail without bond.
His trial is set for Feb. 25, with a pretrial hearing on Jan. 17.