DA Wants Death for Man Charged With Executing Moms, Babies | News | BET.com

DA Wants Death for Man Charged With Executing Moms, Babies | News | BET.com

Published February 11, 2008

Posted Jan. 25, 2007 – The Indianapolis man charged in the ruthless execution of two young mothers and their babies as they hid behind their bed is now facing death if convicted.

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As a stunned community struggled to recover from the trauma of such a horrific act, Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi worked to ensure that the man he says is responsible will never commit another crime. On Thursday, Brizzi announced that he will pursue the death penalty for 30-year-old Ronald Davis, who witnesses say gunned down Gina Hunt, 24; her 23-month-old son, Jordan Hunt; Andrea Yarrell, 24; and her 5-month-old daughter, Charlii Daye-Yarrell, on Jan. 16 in a near-Northwest Indianapolis neighborhood.

Calling it a crime that “really does affect the whole community,” Brizzi described it as "an act of domestic terrorism that shocks the conscience of the community."

Last week, police arrested four men in connection with the deaths. Davis, who Brizzi described as the triggerman, is the only one facing murder charges, The Indianapolis Star reports. The men were arraigned Thursday before Marion Superior Court Judge Mark Stoner.

The charges, according to the Star, are as follows:

  • Davis : four counts of murder, conspiracy to commit robbery, attempted robbery, burglary and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.
  • Jasper Frazier, 36: Conspiracy to commit robbery, attempted robbery, burglary and carrying a handgun without a license.
  • Donte Hobson, 30: Conspiracy to commit robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.
  • Zarumin Coleman, 21: Conspiracy to commit robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and criminal confinement.
  • Tommy Warren, 24: Conspiracy to commit robbery.
     

Davis and Frazier acknowledge breaking into the victims’ home looking for about 50 pounds of marijuana and cash, the Star reports. Coleman and Hobson allegedly waited outside in an SUV, a probable cause affidavit prepared by police shows. Warren reported helped plan the robbery but did not go to the house with the others, according to the affidavit.

Davis says that Frazier is the one who fired the shots, the Star reports, but Frazier says Davis confronted Gina Hunt and Andrea Yarrell, who were hiding behind a bed, with their arms wrapped around their children. They were crying and pleading for the lives when Davis told them to give up the drugs and money, according to the affidavit. When they told him that the drugs were not there, Davis started blasting them with a .40-caliber Glock, it says. Hobson and Coleman told police that they saw Davis with the weapon, the Star reports.

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