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Convicted murderer elected to city council in Flint, Mich.

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Wantwaz Davis was convicted of murder and now serves as a city councilman in Flint, Michigan. According to MLive, Davis was convicted of murder at the age of 17.

In 1991, Davis got into an argument with Kenneth S. Morris, 27, at his home in Flint. Davis says he shot Morris three times after fearing that Morris had a weapon. Once Morris was pronounced dead, Davis said he turned himself in to police. Davis plead guilty and served 19 years in prison. After his release, Davis said that he was able to turn his life around and eventually got into politics.

On Nov. 6, Davis beat incumbent Bernard Lawler by 71 votes to win the fifth ward seat. Davis will earn $7,000 during his first year of serving in the Flint City Council.




4 Comments

  1. Notya Biznes on November 12, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Well, good for him.

  2. Arthur McDonald on November 12, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    “I killed a man, once….vote for me.”

  3. cee jay on November 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    He will probably be a good public servant. He’s paid for his crime and less likely to go down that road again!

  4. Scooby on December 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Would you rather see him go in and out of prison like so many? Good for him . Best of luck!