The 19-year-old suspected of killing his parents, Officer James Davis Sr. and real estate agent, Diva Davis, inside his dorm room at Central Michigan University, did so after they refused to pay his tuition going forward.
New reports on social media suggest James Davis Jr. murdered his parents after they informed him they were no longer planning on funding his tuition in favor of planning for their own retirement.
A social media post from a person claiming to be Eric Jr’s friend claims that Eric and his parents were arguing over money. The poster said, “Eric’s parents wanted to stop paying his tuition, so that hey could save for retirement. Eric was upset that they asked him to take out a student loan.” source
Eric’s parents were working class – and needed to start worrying about retirement. Eric Davis Sr., a National Guard veteran who toured in Iraq, worked as a police officer in Bellwood, Illinois. His mother was a real estate broker.
According to police, the suspect, Davis Jr. was seen and reported by an individual on a train passing through the north end of campus shortly after midnight on Saturday. Law enforcement personnel responded and arrested the suspect without incident.