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TX KING JAY DAVILA: Missing from San Antonio, TX - 4 Jan 2019 - Age 8 mo *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Whatsnext

    Whatsnext Well-Known Member

    I hope that at least the other kids will be safe from now on. Rest easy, King Jay. :(
  2. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    After infant’s body found, San Antonio police doubt father injured his son accidentally

    Now that the body of a missing 8-month-old infant has been found, investigators are increasing the pressure on the boy’s family to discover how exactly he died and who knew about it.

    Christopher Davila, 34, changed his story after first claiming that his son, King Jay Davila, had been kidnapped, a plot that police discredited quickly. Now, he says King Jay died after the car seat holding the boy fell off a bed and hit the floor. On Thursday, he led police to the place where he buried the body.


    Death of missing baby in San Antonio carries troubling signs

    To hide the death of his 8-month-old son, King Jay Davila, whose body was found Thursday, Christopher Davila spun an elaborate tale of infant abduction.

    But the implausible scheme, which according to police was hatched by Davila, his mother and a cousin, turned out to be a cover for a far more ordinary — yet still tragic — occurrence: a parent or caregiver claiming a child’s death under their watch was the result of an accident.

  3. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

  4. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

  5. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Grandma of baby King Jay Davila released on bail

    The grandmother charged with tampering in her 8-month-old grandson's death has been released on bail, according to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.

    Beatrice Sampayo was released on bond Sunday around 12 pm, according to BCSO.

    Sampayo is reportedly wearing a GPS ankle monitor according to BCSO.


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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Search warrant: SAPD sought 'tool capable of causing trauma' in King Jay death case

    A search warrant obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders on Monday lays out specifically what San Antonio police investigators looked for last month inside a home connected to the death of 8-month-old King Jay Davila.

    The warrant, signed by a Bexar County magistrate judge on Jan. 8, allowed detectives to search a home in the 5800 block of Castle Brook Drive for bodily fluid, a tool capable of causing trauma to the human body, trace evidence, as well as evidence that would help them identify possible suspects in the case.

    The warrant also confirmed that investigators believe King Jay died Jan. 4, the same day his family was accused of staging his kidnapping from a West Side gas station.

    The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed last week that King Jay's death was ruled a homicide caused by blunt force injuries.

    His father, Christopher Davila, led investigators to King Jay's body buried in a backpack in a field less than a mile from the Castle Brook address on Jan. 10.

    Davila remains in jail on charges of child endangerment, tampering with evidence and injury to a child causing serious bodily injury by omission.

    King Jay's grandmother, Beatrice Sampayo, was released from jail Sunday, less than two days after a judge reduced her bond on a felony tampering with evidence charge.

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  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    YOU're so hurt by your actions? YOU are?:yada:

    ‘I’m so hurt by my actions’: King Jay’s father speaks from jail

    Defending himself for the first time publicly, the father of 8-month-old King Jay Davila maintained in an exclusive letter to the San Antonio Express-News that his son died accidentally after falling from a bed at his Northeast Side home.

    In an exclusive letter, Davila wrote that he was experiencing back pain the day of the accident, sometime in early January. He said he went into the garage to smoke marijuana, leaving his son unbuckled in a car seat on the edge of the bed.

    “Once I was done I came back inside and layed (sic) down and pulled the blanket a little,” Davila wrote. “That’s when he fell.”

    Davila said he got up quickly to pick up King, who was already unresponsive.

    “I just hugged my son crying not thinking straight at all,” Davila wrote. “All I was thinking was I lost one son and I was going to loose (sic) all my other sons.”

    Throughout the letter, Davila acknowledged that he had made a mistake by smoking marijuana and leaving King unsupervised, but what happened afterward was an accident. He wrote that he would do anything for his six sons, who are between ages 3 and 12.

    “I know it was so stupid of me and unresponsible (sic) of me to do,” he wrote. “I’m so hurt by my actions. I’m going to have to deal with that for the rest of my life. Loosing (sic) my son and loosing (sic) my family. Everything that I worked so hard for.”

    Davila said he is expecting a seventh child with Jasmine Gonzales, whom he calls his wife. The Express-News has previously identified Gonzales as Davila’s fiancée.

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  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Woman charged in King Jay Davila kidnapping hoax makes court appearance

    A 45-year-old woman accused of helping stage a kidnapping in hopes of helping her cousin cover up the death of his 8-month-old son made a court appearance Thursday.

    The brief, pre-indictment court appearance by Angie Torres was also the first meeting between her and attorney Karl Basile.

    "I can't give you any detailed details right now," Basile said after the court appearance, citing attorney-client privileges. "Some of what she is saying is backed up in the police reports about what went on that she knew about the baby, what was going on with the baby and that she was doing this for other people."

    "It's going to take a lot of work on this file," Basile said, after getting his first glimpse of documents in the case given to him by prosecutors.

    Torres remains jailed in lieu of bonds totaling $300,000 in the evidence tampering case and an unrelated robbery case.

    Basile said he plans to ask for a bond reduction hearing within a week.

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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    ‘I feel angry’: After hearing is postponed, King Jay’s family expresses frustration

    The father of 8-month-old King Jay Davila did not appear in court as expected Wednesday as his court-appointed attorney and hired lawyers tried to determine who will represent him.

    Christopher Davila, 34, who is accused of failing to seek medical care for his son and covering up his death, was transported from the jail to the courthouse. But bailiffs didn’t lead Davila into the courtroom, where several members of King’s maternal family waited.

    King’s maternal grandfather, Fernando Yee, expressed frustration that the hearing was delayed by legalities. He said he was hoping Davila might go on trial Wednesday. That likely won’t happen for months, if not a year.

    “What he did to King, he has no excuse,” Yee said. “I feel bad. I feel angry.”

    The hearing Wednesday would have been the first time Davila appeared in court since he was arrested Jan. 10 and charged with injury to a child, tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

    Davila remains in jail in lieu of bail set at $1.25 million.

    Police say Davila’s mother, Beatrice Sampayo, 64, and his cousin, Angie Torres, 45, helped Davila cover up King’s death by staging the kidnapping. They have been charged with tampering with evidence.

    Sampayo was released earlier this month after she asked a judge to lower her bail. Torres remains in jail in lieu of bail set at $300,000.

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  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    3, including father, indicted in baby King Jay Davila's death

    Almost exactly three months after San Antonio authorities began searching for an 8-month-old baby boy who his father claimed to have been kidnapped at a gas station, that father – along with two others – is facing several charges after being indicted by a Bexar County grand jury on Wednesday, the latest development in what has become a case with many pivots.

    According to the district attorney's office, the indictment alleges Davila either struck his baby with an object or struck him against an object on Jan. 3 and “failed to seek medical treatment,” resulting in King Jay’s death, before “intentionally concealing” the body while police were searching for him. Davila is the one who eventually led authorities to where King Jay was buried.

    He faces charges of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, tampering with evidence, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance. All are felonies, and his potential punishment – if Davila is convicted of any individual charge or combination of them – ranges from two years to life in prison.

    Angie Torres and Beatrice Sampayo – Christopher Davila’s cousin and mother, respectively – also face tampering with evidence charges as a result of the indictment. It alleges that they “concealed the baby’s car seat” after King Jay had been reported missing.

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  14. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    San Antonio man accused in King Jay’s death is not the father, mother testifies

    The mother of King Jay Davila testified Thursday that the man accused of killing 8-month-old King Jay Davila is not the baby’s father, contradicting her claims in a San Antonio Express-News report earlier this month.

    The revelation by Jasmine Gonzales came during a bail reduction hearing for Christopher Davila, 34, who is accused of staging an elaborate kidnapping to mislead police about the boy’s death.

    Asked by prosecutors if Davila is King’s father, Gonzales paused before answering.

    “No,” Gonzales said.

    Davila has also maintained that he is King’s father, but last month, Jasmine Gonzales’ estranged husband told the Express-News he believes he is the boy’s father.

    “I know that baby boy is my son, not his,” Martin Gonzales said during an interview from a prison in Northeast Texas. “That’s my blood, I know it.”

    Martin Goznales said he was stunned to find out that his estranged wife filed court papers last summer seeking to divorce him and declare Davila, her fiancé, the boy’s father.

    Gonzales said he doesn’t remember signing the documents. The papers bear the notary stamp of someone who died almost a year earlier, which would render them invalid.

    Jasmine Gonzales declined to comment for the story, except to say Davila is King’s father.

    “King is me and Christopher’s son, not Martin’s,” Gonzales said at the time. “He didn’t even know who King is. He needs to move on.”

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  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    CPS removes King Jay's siblings from maternal grandparents' care

    Child Protective Services on Monday removed four siblings of King Jay Davila from the custody of the boy's grandparents after a Bexar County judge signed off on an affidavit for removal.

    The four boys, who Child Protective Services said range in age from 2 to 8 years old, were removed from their maternal grandparents' custody around 4 p.m.

    Aside from the boys being siblings to King Jay, Mary Walker, a spokeswoman for CPS, said "there are no additional ties to his particular case."

    Walker also confirmed that a newborn was removed May 10 from the custody of Jasmine Gonzales, King Jay's mother.

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  16. Mel70

    Mel70 Bronze Member

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  17. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    I just caught up on this whole thread and my head is spinning.
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  18. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    It brings one to tears
  19. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Judge orders CPS to return King Jay’s siblings to maternal grandparents

    A judge Thursday ordered four siblings of King Jay Davila and an infant born two weeks ago to be placed with their maternal grandparents, stating that state Child Protective Services had failed to meet its burden as to why they were abruptly removed.

    Children’s Court Associate Judge Richard Garcia made the ruling after a hearing to determine whether the children were rightfully taken. He based his decision on what he said was “in the best interest of the children.”

    Garcia also determined that the children’s mother, Jasmine Gonzales, could have twice-weekly supervised visits with her children. Also, one of the fathers, Michael Sonora, was told he could see his children once a week, also supervised.

    The four siblings were taken from their grandmother and step-grandfather after Gonzales claimed that her stepfather had sexually abused her as a child, a CPS caseworker testified Thursday.

    Irene Wunderlich, a family-based safety service specialist, said CPS believed the children were in danger for a variety of reasons, including the allegations of abuse.

    “It wasn’t just one thing,” Wunderlich testified. “It was the summary of many things.”

    The hearing Thursday came roughly a week after CPS removed the four siblings of King Jay, the San Antonio baby whose body was found buried in a backpack in January, from the home of Maria Josephine Morales, their grandmother, and Fernando Yee, their step-grandfather.

    A fifth child, a newborn baby, was taken from Gonzales, a few days prior. Wunderlich said CPS removed the newborn because Gonzales is currently living with her father, who is a registered sex offender.

    Since then, the five children have been in the care of two separate foster families in Comal County.

    Yee testified Thursday that he had no idea why Gonzales, his stepdaughter, claimed that he had sexually abused her. Yee, who grew emotional several times during the hearing, denied the allegations.

    Yee said that he and his wife have cared for the four children since they were born. He testified that he hoped the newborn baby would be placed in their care, too.

    MORE: https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/l...an-Antonio-may-decide-where-King-13878637.php
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  20. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Why isn't there a murder charge in the Baby King case?

    Police don’t believe the death of baby King Jay Davila was an accident, so why wasn't anyone been charged with murder?

    That's what one group was asking Tuesday after the baby's body was discovered in a field days after his disappearance.

    Multiple people have been arrested and charged in the staged kidnapping and death of the 8-month-old, but protesters say more should be done.

    "We feel like the charges that are pending aren't enough," said Jasmine McGill the executive director of King's Angels, on Tuesday morning.

    King's Angels is a nonprofit created in the weeks following the death of baby King Jay. Its purpose: to help children who may have been a victim of child abuse or poverty.

    In an interview with KENS 5 back in January, Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzalez did say charges could potentially be upgraded.

    "Pending the results of the autopsy, this case could be upgraded to something more serious than injury to a child," Gonzales said in that interview seven months ago.

    The autopsy released back in February indicated the death of the King Jay was ruled a homicide by blunt force trauma, according to the medical examiner's office.

    "We have charged all the people where evidence supports a charge related to the death of baby King Jay Davila and concealing evidence of the crime," Gonzales said in a statement to KENS 5 on Tuesday.

    Regardless, McGill vows to continue to fight for more.

    "We're not going to be stopping anytime soon," she reiterated as she stood by a sign that read: "Remember King Jay."

    A trial for Chris Davila is expected to begin next week. He faces five to 99 years or life in prison for the injury to a child charge.

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