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The Latest: College student arraigned in parents’ slayings

March 6, 2018

FILE - In this March 2, 2018, file photo, police search for James Eric Davis Jr. in local neighborhoods after a fatal shooting at Central Michigan University's Campbell Hall in Mount Pleasant, Mich. The student accused of killing his parents inside a dorm room is hospitalized but scheduled to appear in court via video for an arraignment hearing Tuesday, March 6. Davis was arrested early Saturday following a daylong manhunt. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press-MLive.com via AP, File)

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Central Michigan University (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

A 19-year-old student accused of killing his parents inside a Central Michigan University dorm room has been arraigned.

James Eric Davis Jr. is hospitalized but appeared in court via video for Tuesday’s hearing. He was arrested early Saturday following a manhunt.

Davis is charged with murder in the Friday slayings of James and Diva (DY’-va) Davis. The family is from the Chicago suburb of Plainfield, where Davis Sr. was a part-time police officer.

Investigators say the couple was helping their son pack for spring break when they were shot with a gun that belonged to Davis Sr. They’d picked their son up that morning from a hospital where he was taken for evaluation after police said he was acting erratically.

Judge Paul Chamberlain set bond at more than $1 million. A next court date was not scheduled.

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12:50 p.m.

A 19-year-old student accused of killing his parents inside a Central Michigan University dorm room will make his first court appearance.

James Eric Davis Jr. is hospitalized but scheduled to appear in court via video for an arraignment hearing Tuesday. He was arrested early Saturday following a manhunt.

Davis is charged with murder in the Friday slayings of James and Diva (DY’-va) Davis. The family is from the Chicago suburb of Plainfield, where Davis Sr. was a part-time police officer.

Investigators say the couple was helping their son pack for spring break when they were shot with a gun that belonged to Davis Sr. They’d picked their son up that morning from a hospital where he was taken for evaluation after police said he was acting erratically.

Davis’ defense attorney says he expects his client’s $3 million bond to be addressed at the Tuesday hearing.

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