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Kountze man could spend 20 years in prison for intoxication manslaughter

Michael Davis

Testimony resumes Wednesday in the punishment phase of an intoxication manslaughter case.

Last week, Micheal Davis pleaded guilty to hitting and killing 77 year old Jerry Campbell. Campbell was working outside his Orange County home near FM-105.

The jury heard from troopers about the day Campbell was killed back in May 2016. They found meth Davis' car and thought he was high. Troopers say Davis did not pass a sobriety test after the crash.

A forensic scientist testified in court Wednesday, she screened Davis's blood and found meth and Xanax. She added that a common driving behavior for someone under the influence of meth is driving off the road.

The prosecution showed pictures of the accident scene, which made several in the courtroom get emotional. Several family members took the stand and recounted memories with Jerry Campbell; they also discussed what it was like the day he was killed in his front yard. One jury member shed tears Tuesday while leaving the courtroom after Campbell's family members took the stand.

Davis could spend up to 20 years in prison.

Ashley DeVriend picked up our coverage from the courthouse:


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