Bond denied for murder suspect; victim’s family speaks out

Posted July 2, 2014 11:32 am | Filed under Featured, Local News

Fighting back understandable tears, the mother of 24-year-old Santario McCoy spoke with reporters Wednesday after the man accused of murdering her son — Donquavious Davis — was denied bond in a Rock Hill courtroom.

Davis, 19, turned himself in to authorities at the Moss Justice Center Tuesday following the shooting early Sunday morning.

“He took a really good man from us, and it’s just not fair. All over a girl,” Lynette Mullins, McCoy’s mother said. “I want to hear what he has to say.”

Davis answered very few of the judge’s questions in court. He’s charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. City judges are prohibited from setting bail on murder charges and Davis will be transferred back to the York County Detention Center later today.

“We’re just absolutely hurt that this young man did this,” Mullins said. “Santario was loved. He was well liked. He didn’t deserve this.”

McCoy was a father of three. Funeral arrangements are still pending.

Sunday’s shooting death was the fourth homicide of the year, Rock Hill Police Department spokesman Mark Bollinger said.