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Wife convicted in shooting death of ‘yapping’ husband at Spring home

September 1, 2018

A woman was found guilty Friday of shooting her “yapping” husband to death two days before Christmas at their Spring home.

It took two hours for a jury to convict 47-year-old Genevia Ann Davis. She was sentenced to two decades in prison on a voluntary manslaughter charge in the death of her husband, Morgan Davis, according to a Harris County District Attorney’s Office news release.

Davis shot her 47-year-old husband in the chest with a .32 caliber handgun during an apparent fight on Dec. 23. The couple’s 15-year-old daughter heard a gunshot in her parents’ bedroom and found her father’s body on the floor.

Her mother told 911 dispatchers that she shot her husband because he kept “putting her down and cursing her out and wouldn’t stop yapping.”

“So she shot him,” the news release quoted dispatchers as saying.

Police found the gun believed to have been used on a nightstand.

“Man or woman, we can’t live in a world where we shoot and kill people to solve our problems,” Harris County Assistant District Attorney Lindsey Hovland said in a statement.

An obituary for Davis’ dead husband makes no mention of his wife.

nicole.hensley@chron.com

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