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Culpeper Murder Suspect Has Case Continued for Psychological Evaluation

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One of the defendants charged in the fatal shooting of a Culpeper woman has been ordered to undergo a psychological examination.

Roger Davis, 44, is charged in connection with the death of 31-year-old Patricia Adams during a fight in her apartment last fall. Also charged is 50-year-old Gary Willie, who's been found incompetent to stand trial.      

Police say Willie shot and killed Adams, then shot Davis before turning the gun on himself.  Because of the court-ordered evaluation, Davis' case has been continued until January.


Culpeper County Commonwealth's Attorney
Press Release

Roger Davis, 44, had his murder case continued in Culpeper County Juvenile and Domestic Relations court to January 2013 to allow time to locate a mental health evaluator to determine whether he is competent to stand trial.  Davis is at a rehabilitation facility and is currently recovering from gunshot wounds allegedly inflicted by the co-defendant Gary Willie, 50, during the October 8, 2011 incident on Willis Lane. For his involvement, Davis faces the following charges: first-degree murder, entering a dwelling with intent to commit murder, use of a firearm in a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and malicious shooting.

Gary Willie, the 50-year-old man reportedly also involved in a bizarre triple shooting on Willis Lane last October was found not competent to stand trial in Culpeper County General District Court on July 23, 2012 for the altercation that left his ex-girlfriend dead, her estranged husband critically injured and the alleged shooter himself in a wheelchair. Based on Fauquier Clinic's Dr. Ronald Schmal's mental evaluation of Gary A. Willie, Judge Roger L. Morton ordered the defendant to six months of psychological treatment before returning to court on January 17, 2013.   Willie also faces charges of breaking and entering during the day armed with a deadly weapon with the intent to commit murder, use of a firearm while committing murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and discharging a firearm in an occupied dwelling.         

According to court records, Willie and Davis broke in to Patricia Adams' apartment at 680 Willis Lane on Oct. 8 around 4:50 p.m. where Willie reportedly shot Adams in the forehead killing her and "accidentally" shot Davis in the chest while reportedly shooting at Adams' female friend, who narrowly escaped the apartment that day. After shooting Davis and Adams, police say Willie turned the gun on himself twice as he tried to commit suicide, ultimately suffering a self-inflicted head wound.  Police apparently found a Lorcin .380 on the kitchen floor between Willie's feet. Law enforcement also noticed several bullet holes in walls and doors and blood throughout the apartment.

Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Walther is handling the case for the Commonwealth and noted that "The evaluations are part of the process of ensuring a fair trial. This case merits a special focus because October is Domestic Violence Awareness month."

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