Larry Davis, Accused Granny Killer, Also on Trial for Killing Trans Lover
There's a lot to process here, but we'll give it our best shot.
Larry Davis took a hooker back to his apartment in April 2011. She noticed that his grandmother was dead and stuffed in the closet, according to cops.
So, Davis got busted for that crime, the Daily News reports, but his DNA appeared to be a match for another grisly offense -- the strangulation of Richard McCoy.
Turns out, the saliva on a cigarette recovered at the Brownsville crime scene was Davis's, police say.
Now, Davis is on trial for McCoy's death. Authorities accuse Davis of asphyxiating McCoy during an "hours-long pot-fueled romp in August 2010."
The trial started Thursday.
At first, Davis denied that he had hooked up with McCoy -- known to him as "Denise" -- but later confirmed that they had sex, and that "Denise" wanted him to choke her.
And: "Davis told cops he never knew his partner was a man until waking up from a post-intercourse stupor next to a lifeless body. But a neighbor testified it was quite apparent McCoy was a male," the Daily News notes.
Apparently, Davis's legal strategy breaks down to one thing: kink.
"You won't be able to say with certainty that this was an intentional murder as opposed to kinky sex that went too far," Davis's lawyer said to jurors.
Hm. We're curious to see how that defense works out.
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